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Flashcards in Iatrogenesis in the elderly Deck (10):
1

What is iatrogenesis?

Set of illness and injuries induced by health care workers

2

True or false: you should be judicious with the exams/lab you order

True

3

What age and gender tolerate blood drawing the least well?

Adolescent males

4

True or false: you should avoid barium studies if possible

True

5

Where does the US rate in terms of quality of care?

#42

6

What is the most common cause of iatrogenesis in geriatrics?

Medications

7

What offers the greatest opportunity for iatrogenic complications?

Therapeutic interventions like diet, activity, meds
surgery, pysical modalities

8

What are the classes of meds that most commonly cause iatrogeneic stuff? (4)

Anticoagulates
NSAIDs
Arrhythmic
Psychotropic

9

What should you give pts on NSAIDs?

PPIs

10

What are the factors that contribute to iatrogenic disease?

1. Communication
2. Diagnosis
3. Therapy (medical/surgical)
4. Environment
5. Cost, QOL