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 lb in 12 months
b. Decline in walking speed
d. Having a prevalence of >25% in those aged >85 years
Common chronic condition constellations in older adults include
a. hyperlipidemia, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, and dementia.
b. hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, and stroke.
c. hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, and ischemic heart disease.
d. hyperlipidemia, ischemic heart disease, and sleep apnea.
e. hyperlipidemia, arthritis, depression, and dementia.
Barriers to appropriate care for patients with multiple chronic conditions include
a. lack of communication.
b. lack of research in this area.
c. involvement of multiple healthcare providers.
Which of the following contribute to rehospitalization in the older adults?
a. Inadequate discharge documentation
b. Lack of a detailed care plan
c. Delirium while hospitalized