Han JH, Eden S, Shintani A, Morandi A, Schnelle J, Dittus RS, Storrow AB, Ely EW. Delirium in older emergency department patients is an independent predictor of hospital length of stay. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. 2011 May;18(18). 451-7. PMID: 21521405 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC3768130 NIHMSID: NIHMS471808.
The consequences of delirium in the emergency department (ED) remain unclear. This study sought to determine if delirium in the ED was an independent predictor of prolonged hospital length of stay (LOS).