Chapter 11. The Complicated Patient
Which of the following is NOT listed as one of the top 10 chronic conditions in the elderly?
e. Ischemic heart disease
Geriatric syndromes are best characterized as:
a. specific disease states
b. not caused by drug therapy
c. found only in dementia-related patients
d. associated with increased mortality
e. characterized by chronic pain
Which of the following is a characteristic of frailty?
a. Unintentional weight loss of > 10 lbs in 12 months
b. Decline in walking speed
d. Has a prevalence of >25% in those over 85 years of age
Common chronic condition constellations in the elderly include:
a. hyperlipidemia, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, dementia
b. hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, stroke
c. hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, ischemic heart disease
d. hyperlipidemia, ischemic heart disease, sleep apnea
e. hyperlipidemia, arthritis, depression, dementia
Barriers to appropriate care for patients with multiple chronic conditions include:
b. lack of research in this area
c. multiple healthcare providers involved
Which of the following contribute to rehospitalization in the elderly?
a. Inadequate discharge documentation
b. Lack of a detailed care plan
c. Delirium while hospitalized
d. Sleep deprivation while hospitalized
Current consensus regarding therapeutic guidelines are not as useful in the elderly, ...