Health Facts: Delirium

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Marleta Fong.

Delirium is one of the most common complications of hospitalisation, occurring in up to 25 per cent of medical patients, 50 per cent of post-surgical patients and 75 per cent of intensive care patients. Sydney Adventist Hospital cognition nurse specialist Marleta Fong discusses why it is commonly misdiagnosed and what is being done about it at the San.