Recent results from the VITALITY study of the Charité University Hospital in Berlin demonstrate the important role of an improved patient environment, including circadian-effective light therapy for the recovery process and the prevention of delirium in the ICU. The preliminary results of the VITALITY study show a statistically significant reduction of 39% in the incidence of delirium for patients treated in modified ICU rooms compared to patients treated in standard rooms .
More information on the VITALITY study results is available here. For further information on how Philips is supporting delirium prevention, visit VitalMinds.*
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