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dc.contributor.authorFitzgerald, JM
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-25T11:21:47Z
dc.date.available2017-08-25T11:21:47Z
dc.date.issued2017-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/622516
dc.descriptionDelirium is a major public health concern both internationally and in the Republic of Ireland. Delirium is an acute onset brain failure, and as a neuropsychiatric syndrome, the aetiology of delirium is complex and reflective of multiple contributing factors, e.g. acute medical illness, polypharmacy, and pre-existing cognitive impairment. It is estimated to have a prevalence of 20% in general hospital inpatients, over 50% of the over 65’s inpatient population, and then it can escalate to a prevalence of over 80% of inpatients in the intensive care unit and palliative care setting1. Several studies have confirmed its high prevalence and incidence in the Irish acute hospital setting2,3en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectACUTE HOSPITALSen
dc.subjectDELIRIUMen
dc.titleDelirium and the acute hospital system of the Republic of Ireland: Challenges, solutions and opportunitiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentLeeds General Infirmary, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust, Leeds, UKen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen


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