Evaluation of Older Adults Hospitalized with a Diagnosis of Failure to Thrive

@inproceedings{Kumeliauskas2013EvaluationOO,
  title={Evaluation of Older Adults Hospitalized with a Diagnosis of Failure to Thrive},
  author={Linas Kumeliauskas and Karen Fruetel and Jayna M. Holroyd-Leduc},
  booktitle={Canadian geriatrics journal : CGJ},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND older adults are sometimes hospitalized with the admission diagnosis of failure to thrive (FTT), often because they are not felt safe to be discharged back to their current living arrangement. It is unclear if this diagnosis indicates primarily a social admission or suggests an acute medical deterioration. The objective of this study was to explore the level of acuity and medical investigations commonly conducted among older hospitalized adults with a diagnosis of FTT. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING
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