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Incidence, preventability and consequences of adverse events in older people: results of a retrospective case-note review.

Authors
  • Sari, Ali B A
  • Cracknell, Alison
  • Sheldon, Trevor A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Age and Ageing
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
May 01, 2008
Volume
37
Issue
3
Pages
265–269
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afn043
PMID: 18332053
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

adverse events are significantly more common in non-psychiatric elderly inpatients than younger patients. There is little evidence that adverse events in older patients are more preventable and lead to disability or death more frequently.

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