Predictors and outcomes of delirium in the emergency department during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Milan

Conclusions Chart review frequently identified ED delirium in patients with COVID-19. Age, dementia, epilepsy and polypharmacy were significant predictors of ED delirium. Delirium was associated with an increased in-hospital mortality and with a reduced probability of being discharged home after hospitalisation. The findings of this single-centre retrospective study require validation in future studies.
Source: Emergency Medicine Journal - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: COVID-19 Original research Source Type: research