Program Cuts Chance of Delirium in Seniors After Elective Surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health – A multidisciplinary intervention cut the rate and duration of postoperative delirium in seniors who underwent elective surgical procedures, according to new study findings. Data from nearly 1,500 patients revealed that the program resulted in a 13% drop in the risk of delirium and a decrease in the number of days with delirium in patients undergoing abdominal surgery and orthopedic surgery, but not cardiac surgery, researchers report in JAMA Surgery.