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Post-op delirium in seniors causes longer hospital stays, higher costs
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Post-op delirium in seniors causes longer hospital stays, higher costs

Published: July 31, 2020  |  2 min read, 407 words
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Up to 78% of seniors who experience a brain disorder after surgery are sent to a rehabilitation or long-term care facility, compared to 60% without a disorder, researchers say. Photo by Sasint/PixabayOlder adults who develop brain dysfunction after surgery spend more time in the hospital and are less likely to be discharged home, a study published Friday by found.Seniors who experience delirium during recovery from an operation are hospitalized for up to two days longer and, when they are discharged, up to 78% are sent to a rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility, according to the... READ MORE
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