Patients Placed in Contact Isolation Are at Increased Risk for Delirium

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Abstract

Synopsis:

This retrospective study of all non-psychiatric patients admitted to an academic medical center found that although those placed in contact isolation from the time of admission had no increased risk for delirium, patients moved into isolation after admission were twice as likely to develop delirium during the hospital stay.

Source:

Day HR, et al. Association between contact precautions and delirium at a tertiary care center. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012;33:34-39.

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