Avoiding Iatrogenic Complications In The Elderly

Iatrogenic complications are more common in older patients and often more severe than in younger. These complications are undesirable effects of drugs (eg. As interactions), falls, nosocomial infections, bed sores, delirium and complications associated with surgery. Often, prevention is possible. Risk Factors The first step in prevention is to identify patients at high risk. Risk factors include the following. is several chronic diseases, the greater the number of chronic diseases,…

September 3, 2018