Emergency Room Hallway Breeds Delirium

From MedPage Today:

Patients parked for long periods in emergency department (ED) hallways are at high risk for developing in-hospital delirium, researchers reported here.

Among more than 2,000 patients who developed delirium during hospital stays that began with ED visits, half their time in the ED was spent in a hallway bed, versus 30% for patients without a record of in-hospital delirium following admission from the ED (P<0.001), according to Thomas Perera, MD, of Zucker School of Medicine/North Shore University Hospital/Hofstra University, Manhasset, New York.

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