What are the mortality rates for delirium?

Updated: Apr 25, 2019
  • Author: Kannayiram Alagiakrishnan, MD, MBBS, MPH, MHA; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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In patients who are admitted with delirium, mortality rates are 10-26%. [14]

Patients who develop delirium during hospitalization have a mortality rate of 22-76% and a high rate of death during the months following discharge. [15] . In a review of 28 studies of critically ill patients the rate of death for patients with delirium was more than doubled. [16]


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