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  • E – Estimates show delirium incidence varies widely.
  • P – Patients in the ICU have high rates of delirium.
  • I – Inpatients may go unrecognized with delirium.
  • D – Delirium should be seen as organ dysfunction.
  • E – Elderly patients and those undergoing hip surgery are at higher risk.
  • M – Manifestation of delirium is common in older patients.
  • I – Illness associated with delirium has substantial morbidity and mortality.
  • O – Older patients’ cognitive syndrome frequency is remarkably high.
  • L – Length of stay is prolonged for delirious hospitalized patients.
  • O – Outcome of delirium can be severe.
  • G – Growing population of older patients is affected by delirium.
  • Y – Years after delirium, mortality rate remains elevated.


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