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Diagnosing delirium

Diagnosing delirium

This month we discuss the issue of diagnosing delirium in older hospital patients. Despite being linked to a range of poor outcomes, the syndrome is often missed and evidence on its measurement is sparse.Professor Alasdair MacLullich tells us how a device he’s designed with colleagues at the University of Edinburgh, which tests for delirium’s attentional deficits, can benefit clinicians and researchers.See also:Detecting deficits of sustained visual attention in delirium