Delirium days

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Nurse reported CAM positive days

Indicators
Indicator: Delirium days
Created/Raw: Created
Program: Critical Care
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Reports: Critical Care Program Quality Indicator Report, STB ICUs CAM Rate, VAP Rate, CLIBSI Rate Summary


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Significance

Delirium is associated with worse patient outcomes and higher costs. Factors associated with delirium prevalence include patient mix and severity of illness, and structural and process related aspects of ICU care. Need to examine compliance with CAM testing in each unit when interpreting delirium prevalence.

Sampling Plan / Procedure

100 % of all patients will be monitored for acquired Delirium.

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Definition and Derivation

Number of days that a patient had a positive CAM score per 1000 patient-days.

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