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Use of an Expert Panel to Identify Domains and Indicators of Delirium Severity

This month, HELP's Dr. Sharon Inouye and her team through the BASIL Study Group has published a paper on the creation of delirium severity instruments. Delirium severity instruments, or tools that allow clinicians to measure how severe an episode of delirium is, are important in helping doctors and nurses measure and manage delirium to give patients the best care possible. In this paper, they gathered an expert panel to identify a framework that relates how severe an episode of delirium is to potential clinical outcomes, such as cognitive and functional decline. This important work will allow researchers to create new delirium severity instruments in the future.