Delirium cost-effectiveness of therapy
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Delirium worsen prognosis of an illness and results in more health care costs. Focus should be on prevention and early identification of delirium.
Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy
- In the USA, the cost of a patient admission with delirium is estimated at between $16k and $64k, suggesting the national burden of delirium may range from $38 bn to $150 bn per year (2008 estimate).
- In the UK, the cost is estimated as £13k per admission.
- Delirium results in the following:
- Increased health care costs
- Higher incidence of death
- Rise in the duration of the hospital stay by an average of eight days
- Worse physical and cognitive recovery in 6 - 12 months with increased time in institutional care
- One-third patient do not achieve complete recovery from delirium, and they tend to have a worse prognosis.
- Patients may have recollections of the event that they find unpleasant and disturbing.
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