Increased risk for patient safety incidents in hospitalized older adults.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

2004 HCUPnet data indicated that hospitalized patients age 65 and older experience higher rates of patient safety incidents than younger adults for 11 of 13 indicators analyzed; patients over age 85 in particular were susceptible to certain adverse events. In this article, rates of patient safety incidents for hospitalized older adults are described and adverse events for which older adults might be at particular risk are identified.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thornlow, DK

Published Date

  • September 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 287 - 291

PubMed ID

  • 19927965

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1092-0811


  • eng