Effect of a 24-h extended visiting policy on delirium in critically ill patients

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Special thanks to all intensivists and intensive care nurses, to the system analysts Lucimeri Albino Pereira Nunes and Maurício Gonçalves for their help in the data extraction from the EHR, and to the statistician Natalia Giordani for her help in statistical analysis.

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GAW was the principal study coordinator, conceived the study, and contributed to the writing of all versions of the manuscript. MSM, DAV, ACI, MCM, and GS participated in the data collection. ABC and AK participated in the statistical analysis and interpretation of the data.

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Correspondence to Glauco Adrieno Westphal.

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The study was approved by the institutional research ethics committee (CAAE Registration No. 51661515.3.0000.5362).

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Westphal, G.A., Moerschberger, M.S., Vollmann, D.D. et al. Effect of a 24-h extended visiting policy on delirium in critically ill patients. Intensive Care Med 44, 968–970 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-018-5153-5

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