Elizabeth Phelan, MD, MS
Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Washington
By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:
Name three potential risks associated with hospitalization for older persons.
Describe why older persons are especially susceptible to complications when hospitalized.
Describe approaches to preventing complications and optimizing patient safety and outcomes.
[From the Winter 2013 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]