Objective: To evaluate post-discharge use of antipsychotics in patients with incident hospital-acquired delirium and the associated risk of mortality. Methods: We conducted a nested case-control study for patients newly diagnosed with hospital-acquired delirium and subsequently discharged from hospital using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Database (NHID) from 2011 to 2018. Results: The use of antipsychotics after discharge did not increase the risk of mortality (adjusted OR: 1·03; 95% CI: 0·98–1·09). Conclusions: The findings suggested that using antipsychotics after discharge in patients with hospital-acquired delirium may not increase the risk of mortality.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Psychiatry and Mental health