Preventable medical injuries in older patients.

  title={Preventable medical injuries in older patients.},
  author={Jeffrey M. Rothschild and David W. Bates and Lucian Leape},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={160 18},
Injuries associated with hospitalization are more common in older (>/=65 years) than in younger patients (<65 years), and they may be more severe and more often preventable. The increasing age of the population magnifies the importance of this problem. In this review, we first consider medical injuries in general and then review the literature for 6… CONTINUE READING