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We aimed to investigate

  • whether single-bed rooms can prevent and reduce incidence and duration of delirium compared to multi-bed rooms in elderly patients admitted to a geriatric department
  • whether single-bed rooms reduce the use of psychotropic drugs, opioids, parenteral medication, fixed guard, falls, hospitalization and discharge to institution among delirious patients. Furthermore, to study if delirium is associated with of re-hospitalization, traumatic fall, institutionalization and death within 30 days, compared to those who do not develop delirium
  • the usefulness of the short IQCODE questionnaire in predicting delirium during hospitalization in older
    patients in a geriatric ward.

Blandfort S, Gregersen M, Rahbek K, Juul S, Damsgaard EM. Single-bed rooms in a geriatric ward prevent delirium in older patients. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. 2020 jan;32(1):141-147. 

Blandfort S, Gregersen M, Rahbek K, Juul S, Damsgaard EM. Analgesic and psychoactive medications and the risk of falls in relation to delirium in single-bed rooms compared to multiple-bed rooms in geriatric inpatients. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. 2020 aug;32(8):1493-1499. 

Blandfort S, Gregersen M, Rahbek K, Juul S, Damsgaard EM. The short IQCODE as a predictor for delirium in hospitalized geriatric patients. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. 2020;32(10):1969-1976.