Summary: For older patients hospitalized for surgery, an approach of not using anti-psychotic medications post-operatively for delirium prevention may be associated with the same incidence of delirium as an approach of administering antipsychotic medications for delirium prevention.

Additionally, for hospitalized older patients who develop delirium, an approach of not using anti-psychotic medications for treatment of delirium may be associated with the same duration and severity of delirium, as well as hospital and ICU length of stay and mortality, as an approach of administering antipsychotic medications for delirium prevention.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/27004732/

Strength of Recommendation = A

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