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New problems and iatrogenic events among older adults in the first 30 days of post-acute rehabilitation.

Simpson M, Kovach CR. New problems and iatrogenic events among older adults in the first 30 days of post-acute rehabilitation. Res Gerontol Nurs. Epub 2021 Oct 5. doi:10.3928/19404921-20210924-02.

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November 24, 2021
Simpson M, Kovach CR. Res Gerontol Nurs. 2021;Epub Oct 5.

This prospective study explored iatrogenic events emerging among older adults in one post-acute care hospital. Researchers found that most new problems were exacerbations of preexisting conditions rather than problems stemming from the primary reason for hospitalization. Findings indicate risk factors such as comorbidities or functional level may not be useful in determining the likelihood of new problems or iatrogenic events during post-acute rehabilitation.

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Simpson M, Kovach CR. New problems and iatrogenic events among older adults in the first 30 days of post-acute rehabilitation. Res Gerontol Nurs. Epub 2021 Oct 5. doi:10.3928/19404921-20210924-02.