Strategies to Ensure a Safe and Successful Hospitalization for the Older Adult
Jeffrey D. Schlaudecker, MD and Rachel Hart, MD
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Hospitalizations can be potentially hazardous for the older adult. With appropriate planning, hospital care can be targeted to limit adverse events from medications, iatrogenic complications and maintain both functional status and independence.
Jeffrey D. Schlaudecker, MD, is a geriatrician-hospitalist and the Kautz Family Foundation Endowed Chair of Geriatric Medical Education at the University of Cincinnati. Rachel Hart,MD, is a geriatric medicine clinical fellow at The Christ Hospital/University of Cincinnati program.