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Table 2 Assessment of postanesthesia care unit delirium

From: Effect of sedative premedication with oral midazolam on postanesthesia care unit delirium in older adults: a secondary analysis following an uncontrolled before-after design

  Midazolam cohort
(n = 214)
Non-midazolam cohort
(n = 218)
PACU delirium 105 (49.1) 72 (33.0)
Positive CAM-ICU assessments
 1 57 (26.6) 43 (19.7)
 2 38 (17.8) 25 (11.5)
 3 8 (3.7) 3 (1.4)
 4 2 (0.9) 1 (0.5)
  1. Postanesthesia care unit (PACU) delirium was defined as a positive Confusion Asessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU) at any one time point during the PACU stay. The numer of positive assessments is presented for each cohort. Data are given as absolute and relative numbers