Evidence-based guideline on Post-operative Delirium by the ESA

European Society of Anaesthesiology evidence-based and consensus-based guideline on postoperative delirium


Aldecoa, César; Bettelli, Gabriella; Bilotta, Federico; Sanders, Robert D.; Audisio, Riccardo; Borozdina, Anastasia; Cherubini, Antonio; Jones, Christina; Kehlet, Henrik; MacLullich, Alasdair; Radtke, Finn; Riese, Florian; Slooter, Arjen J.C.; Veyckemans, Francis; Kramer, Sylvia; Neuner, Bruno; Weiss, Bjoern; Spies, Claudia D.

European Journal of Anaesthesiology:
April 2017 – Volume 34 – Issue 4 – p 192–214
doi: 10.1097/EJA.0000000000000594

This article is accompanied by the following Invited Commentary:
Steiner LA. Postoperative delirium guidelines. The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2017; 34:189–191.


The European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) is committed to develop evidence-based clinical guidelines of high quality. The ESA Guidelines Committee selected the ‘Reduction of Postoperative Delirium’ as a topic of interest and dedicated a Task Force – established in March 2013 – to cover this matter. The ESA Guidelines Committee chose the members of the Task Force (CDS, CA, GB, FB and RDS) based on their clinical and methodological expertise.