Delirium

SIGN Guideline 157 – Delirium

SIGN Guideline 157 – Delirium

Delirium is among the most common of medical emergencies. Prevalence is around 20% in adult acute general medical patients and higher in particular clinical groups, such as patients in intensive care units. It affects of to 50% of those who have hip fracture and up to 75% in intensive care. Preventative measures can reduce the incidence of delirium.

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SIGN 157 Diagnosis and management of delirium

SIGN 157 Diagnosis and management of delirium

The SIGN guideline on the diagnosis and management of delirium will be published on 13 March 2019.

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