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Table 3 Effect of the implementation of the CAM-ICU in 2008 on delirium treatment

From: Implementation of a delirium assessment tool in the ICU can influence haloperidol use

  2006
(n = 512)
2007
(n = 589)
2008
(n = 641)
P value
Total numbers of delirious patients (%) 51 (10%) 79 (13%) 147 (23%) < 0.0001
Number of delirious patients per month 13 20 37 < 0.0001
Total dose of haloperidol per patient (mg)
n = total number of patients treated with haloperidol
18 (5 to 40)
(n = 52)
12.5 (3 to 30)
(n = 80)
6 (2 to 20)
(n = 147)
0.01
Duration of treatment (days) 5 (2 to 9) 3 (2 to 9) 3 (1 to 5) 0.02
  1. All values are medians (interquartile range) unless other reported. CAM-ICU = confusion assessment method-intensive care unit.