The relationship between acute delirium and antipsychotics needs further exploration

The cost-benefits of using antipsychotics to treat acute delirium needs to be further explored, especially in light of the estimation¬†“that 30 to 50 percent of acutely ill elderly persons can be delirious at any point in their hospital stay. Prompt treatment of these patients is critical as delirious patients have a mortality rate of 11 percent.”

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