Ten ways to improve the care of elderly patients in the hospital.

@article{Labella2011TenWT,
  title={Ten ways to improve the care of elderly patients in the hospital.},
  author={Angelena Maria Labella and Susan Eva Merel and Elizabeth A. Phelan},
  journal={Journal of hospital medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={351-7}
}
Hospitalists care for elderly patients daily, but few have specialized training in geriatric medicine. Elderly patients, and in particular the very old and the frail elderly, are at high risk of functional decline and iatrogenic complications during hospitalization. Other challenges in caring for this patient population include dosing medications safely… CONTINUE READING