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Recruitment of volunteers to improve vitality in the elderly: the REVIVE* study

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Background: Delirium is a common problem for frail, older patients in hospital and a marker of poor outcome and mortality. The aim of this study was to test a volunteer‐mediated delirium prevention programme for efficacy, cost‐effectiveness and sustainability on an Australian geriatric ward.

Keywords: cost‐effectiveness; delirium; geriatric; hospital volunteer; nurse aide

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Publication date: 2007-02-01

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