Management of delirium

a clinical governance approach

Mary Ann Kulh, Virginia A Mumford, Roslyn Sorensen, Marc Budge

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Abstract

This study assessed the management of delirium in the Acute Care of the Elderly unit (ACE) at a tertiary referral hospital as a case study of the application of clinical governance principles. The environment was found to be supportive of ongoing clinical governance activities, both in clinical organisation of work processes and orientation of management. However, patient involvement, dissemination and use of clinical pathways, performance measurement and feedback, and maintaining stability of care are areas requiring further development. Although there is a clinical governance strategy in place at the policy level, this has not always filtered through to the level of clinical work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-52
Number of pages7
JournalAustralian Health Review
Volume29
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Delirium
  • Female
  • Hospitals, Teaching
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Medical Audit
  • Organizational Case Studies
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Journal Article

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