Delirium screening in critically ill patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Critical Care Medicine, 06/01/2012
Evidence Based Medicine
Neto AS et al. – The Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit was the most specific bedside tool for the assessment of delirium in critically ill patients. However, there was significant heterogeneity of the results. These findings were largely obtained in research settings, and the low sensitivity of the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit in routine, daily practice may limit its use as a screening test.