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Delirium Assessment in Intensive Care Unit: A Need for Higher Regard!

Divya Pal

Keywords : Confusion assessment method for the intensive care unit, Cognition, Delirium care, Sedation

Citation Information : Pal D. Delirium Assessment in Intensive Care Unit: A Need for Higher Regard!. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (6):661-662.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24247

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-06-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


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