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Table 2 Changes in clinical practice

From: Can education improve clinical practice concerning delirium in older hospitalised patients? Results of a pre-test post-test study on an educational intervention for nursing staff

Time Pre-test (N = 385) Post-test (N = 137)
Unit A (n = 164) B (n = 221) A (n = 69) B (n = 90)
Using DOSa, n (%) 13 (7.9) 20 (9.0) 10 (14.5) 20 (22.2)
DOS correct b, n 1 1 5 6
Geriatric consul-tation, n (%) 15 (9.1) 23 (10.4) 7 (10.1) 17 (18.9)
  1. DOS Delirium Observation Screening scale
  2. aProportion of patients who were screened using the DOS
  3. bNumber of patients for whom the DOS was performed correctly (i.e. three times a day for at least three consecutive days)