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Older folks in hospitals: the contributing factors and recommendations for incident prevention.

Mansah M; Griffiths R; Fernandez R; Chang E; Thuy Tran D.

This retrospective review of incident reports at a tertiary care hospital revealed that errors related to falls, medication management, and clinical care were the most common adverse events among patients aged 65 years and older. This finding mirrors prior studies suggesting that older adults experience high rates of harm while receiving medical treatment.