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Simple prevention strategies can lessen postoperative delirium after orthopedic surgery

Key clinical point: A simple screening tool and prevention program can identify and assist patients at risk of postoperative delirium after orthopedic surgery.

Major finding: The sensitivity and specificity of the delirium screening tool in estimating POD risk were 94.1% and 72.7%.

Study details: A retrospective cohort study of 275 patients who underwent orthopedic surgery and were potentially at risk of postoperative delirium.

Disclosures: The authors reported no conflicts of interest.


Choi JY et al. BMC Geriatr. 2019 Oct 26. doi: 10.1186/s12877-019-1303-z.