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Application of Delirium Prevention Protocols Reduce Delirium After Hip Fracture


Background: Delirium incidence in older adults who suffer hip fractures is ≥50%. Research studies have shown that multicomponent prevention protocols can reduce delirium in this patient population but translating such protocols into clinical practice can be challenging. Objective: To evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of using preprinted postoperative order sets to reduce delirium after hip fracture repair. Design: Clinical trial. Participants: Persons aged ≥65 years more...
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