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1

What do you create instead of a differential diagnosis for patients with multiple morbidities?

Problem list

2

Acute illnesses have (the same / differentpresentations, investigations and treatments in older people compared to younger people.

different

3

What condition is often seen in older people and is caused by a secondary illness?

Delirium

4

What are some iatrogenic symptoms / diseases caused by

a) antihypertensives

b) broad-spectrum antibiotics

c) NSAIDs?

a) Postural hypotension

b) C. diff infection

c) Peptic ulcers, AKI

5

Older patients often have a single problem - true or false?

False

Several co-existing problems, not easily tied to a system

6

What process is used to diagnose a frail older patient?

Comprehensive geriatric assessment