Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center (Taussig) Outcomes
Institute Quality Initiatives
Identification of Patients With Delirium
The prevalence of delirium in cancer (based on published literature) ranges from 10% to 30% in hospitalized patients and as high as 85% in terminally ill cancer patients. However, based on historical data, the rates of delirium on Cleveland Clinic's inpatient oncology units were lower than expected. Through early monitoring and better identification of patients experiencing delirium, this condition can be more adequately managed and treated.
Prevalence of Delirium on Inpatient Oncology Nursing Units