Identifying Adverse Events After Discharge from a Community Hospital
Sponsorship Type: Non-Funded
Research Type: Human Subjects
Adverse events that occur after discharge from the hospital are a major public health concern that deserves much more attention, particularly for older adults. The only two studies that investigated adverse events after discharge from the hospital did not specifically examine an older population. We presented preliminary results, from a recently funded R01 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality grant, on the frequency of adverse events that occur after hospital discharge in patients age 65 and older and compared results with patients younger than age 65.
View the Identifying Adverse Events After Discharge From a Community Hospital [pdf] poster that Dr. Agens presented on May 3, 2013 at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting in Grapevine Texas (co-authors: J. Bishop-Royse, Ph.D., J. L. Schnipper, M.D., M.P.H., and D. Tsilimingras, M.D., M.P.H. (PI)).
Dr. John Agens