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Table 3 Population demographics and medical conditions between patients with and without documented diagnosis or symptoms of delirium

From: Documentation of delirium in the VA electronic health record

  Documented diagnosis or symptoms (n = 16) No documentation (n = 9)
Demographics   
Age [Mean (SD)] 68.4 (11.97) 71.0 (12.18)
Male [n (%)] 15 (93.8) 9 (100.0)
Smoker [n (%)] 8 (50.0) 3 (33.3)
Substance abuse [n (%)] 12 (75.0) 5 (55.6)
Opioids [n (%)] 3 (18.8) 1 (11.1)
Benzodiazepines [n (%)] 5 (31.3) 3 (33.3)
Medical conditions   
Dementia [n (%)] 2 (12.5) 3 (33.3)
CAD or ACS [n (%)] 3 (18.8) 7 (77.8)
Diabetes [n (%)] 5 (31.3) 4 (44.4)
Digestive disorders [n (%)] 9 (56.3) 7 (77.8)
Pulmonary disorders [n (%)] 6 (37.5) 6 (66.7)
Renal disorder [n (%)] 13 (81.3) 7 (77.8)
Surgery [n (%)] 2 (12.5) 3 (33.3)
Psychiatric conditions* [n (%)] 14 (87.5) 8 (88.9)
Febrile [n (%)] 3 (18.8) 2 (22.2)
Urinary tract infection [n (%)] 5 (31.3) 3 (33.3)
Other infection [n (%)] 7 (43.8) 5 (55.6)
Admitted from ECF [n (%)] 2 (12.5) 4 (44.4)
Admitted from private home [n (%)] 12 (75.0) 4 (44.4)
Discharged ECF [n (%)] 6 (37.5) 5 (55.6)
Discharged private home [n (%)] 8 (50.0) 4 (44.4)
Mechanical tube feeding [n (%)] 5 (31.3) 3 (33.3)
Patient required physical restraints [n (%)] 3 (18.8) 3(33.3)
  1. *PTSD psychiatric conditions = schizophrenia, and/or depression, CAD coronary artery disease, ACS acute coronary syndrome, ECF extended care facility.
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