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A Trigger for Hospital Readmissions ID’d by Geriatric Experts
Health Leaders Media

A phenomenon in acute care—hospitalization-associated disability—raises an important question. Might providers focus so intently on resolving patients’ acute care issues that they ignore and thereby irrevocably damage patients’ functional abilities in the process?

After discharge, patients’ brains sometimes aren’t working as sharply as they were prior to their admission or patients can’t walk as far or manage steps like they did before, geriatric experts have long observed.