Elderly people with delirium and systemic diseases are often readmitted to hospital within 30 days

Takeaway

  • Elderly people with delirium are often readmitted to hospital within 30 days and this is usually associated with existing comorbidities.

Why this matters

    Delirium in elderly people represents a significant healthcare burden with substantial economic costs related to hospital readmissions. These novel findings highlight the need to optimize medical management during hospitalization and post-discharge care in this vulnerable population to reduce readmission rates.