13 December 2018
Electronic delirium pathway
Our new electronic assessment tool for delirium is helping patients and their families by accurately diagnosing more patients with delirium.
This is the first of its kind in NHS England. It is a gold standard assessment tool to increase screening and clinical decision support for delirium in the over 65's and to improve identification and treatment. It also triggers the right patient treatment and management packages and guides referral on to other services.
Figures from between September and December 2017, show the average length of hospital stay for patients with delirium has reduced from 35 to 73 days.
This project was shorlisted for the HSJ Patient Safety Award 2018.
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