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Title: Improving recognition of delirium in clinical practice: a call for action
Authors: Teodorczuk, Andrew
Reynish, Emma
Milisen, Koen
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Keywords: Delirium
Geriatric psychiatry
Issue Date: 14-Sep-2012
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd
Citation: Teodorczuk A, Reynish E & Milisen K (2012) Improving recognition of delirium in clinical practice: a call for action, BMC Geriatrics, 12, Art. No.: 55.
Abstract: The purpose of this correspondence article is to report opinion amongst experts in the delirium field as to why, despite on-going training for all health professionals, delirium continues to be under recognised. Consensus was obtained by means of two conference workshops and an online survey of members of the European Delirium Association. Major barriers to recognition at an individual level include ignorance about the benefit of treating delirium. At an organisational level, reflecting socio-cultural attitudes, barriers include a low strategic and financial priority and the fact that delirium is an orphan condition falling between specialties.
Type: Journal Article
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Rights: © 2012 Teodorczuk et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Affiliation: Newcastle University
Applied Social Science
KU Leuven

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