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Title: Iatrogenic disease in the elderly: Risk factors, consequences, and prevention
Authors: Sompol Permpongkosol
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 14-Nov-2011
Citation: Clinical Interventions in Aging. Vol.6, No.1 (2011), 77-82
Abstract: The epidemiology of iatrogenic disease in the elderly has not been extensively reported. Risk factors of iatrogenic disease in the elderly are drug-induced iatrogenic disease, multiple chronic diseases, multiple physicians, hospitalization, and medical or surgical procedures. Iatrogenic disease can have a great psychomotor impact and important social consequences. To identify patients at high risk is the first step in prevention as most of the iatrogenic diseases are preventable. Interventions that can prevent iatrogenic complications include specific interventions, the use of a geriatric interdisciplinary team, pharmacist consultation and acute care for the elderly units. © 2011 Permpongkosol, publisher and licensee Dove Medical Press Ltd.
URI: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?partnerID=HzOxMe3b&scp=80051627805&origin=inward
http://repository.li.mahidol.ac.th/dspace/handle/123456789/12220
ISSN: 11781998
11769092
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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