Further explanation of the methodology used can be found in the quality standards Process guide on the NICE website.
The document below contains recommendations from NICE guidance that were used by the Quality Standards Advisory Committee to develop the quality standard statements and measures.
Delirium. NICE clinical guideline 103 (2010).
It is important that the quality standard is considered alongside current policy documents, including:
The King's Fund (2012) Continuity of care for older hospital patients: a call for action.
The King's Fund (2012) The care of frail older people with complex needs: time for a revolution.
National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (2010) Elective and emergency surgery in the elderly: an age old problem.
Ministry of Justice (2005) Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice.
Health and Social Care Information Centre. Hospital Episode Statistics.