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House Staff Member Awareness of Older Inpatients' Risks for Hazards of Hospitalization

House Staff Member Awareness of Older Inpatients' Risks for Hazards of Hospitalization ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION House Staff Member Awareness of Older Inpatients’ Risks for Hazards of Hospitalization Helen M. Fernandez, MD, MPH; Kathryn E. Callahan, MD; Antonios Likourezos, MA, MPH; Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD Background: Many hospitalized older adults develop graduate year), and 105 patients were enrolled in the iatrogenic complications unrelated to their presenting di- study. The house staff members were in frank disagree- agnoses that can result in longer hospitalizations, func- ment or poor agreement with the reference standard in tional impairment, or unanticipated medical or surgical knowing the following: how well their patients were interventions. These complications are often referred to oriented to place or how long they had been hospital- as “hazards of hospitalization” and include delirium, mal- ized; patients’ quality of sleep, presence of pain, history nutrition, urinary incontinence, pressure ulcers, depres- of falls, mood, quantity of food intake, and use of hear- sion, falls, restraint use, infection, functional decline, ad- ing aids, glasses, or an ambulation assistive device when verse drug effects, and death. The aims of this study were at home; and the name of their patients’ primary care to assess house staff member awareness of older pa- physicians. tients’ risk factors for developing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

House Staff Member Awareness of Older Inpatients' Risks for Hazards of Hospitalization

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2008 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6106
eISSN
2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/archinternmed.2007.87
pmid
18299494
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Abstract

ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION House Staff Member Awareness of Older Inpatients’ Risks for Hazards of Hospitalization Helen M. Fernandez, MD, MPH; Kathryn E. Callahan, MD; Antonios Likourezos, MA, MPH; Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD Background: Many hospitalized older adults develop graduate year), and 105 patients were enrolled in the iatrogenic complications unrelated to their presenting di- study. The house staff members were in frank disagree- agnoses that can result in longer hospitalizations, func- ment or poor agreement with the reference standard in tional impairment, or unanticipated medical or surgical knowing the following: how well their patients were interventions. These complications are often referred to oriented to place or how long they had been hospital- as “hazards of hospitalization” and include delirium, mal- ized; patients’ quality of sleep, presence of pain, history nutrition, urinary incontinence, pressure ulcers, depres- of falls, mood, quantity of food intake, and use of hear- sion, falls, restraint use, infection, functional decline, ad- ing aids, glasses, or an ambulation assistive device when verse drug effects, and death. The aims of this study were at home; and the name of their patients’ primary care to assess house staff member awareness of older pa- physicians. tients’ risk factors for developing

Journal

JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 25, 2008

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