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Post-Hospital Syndrome — An Acquired, Transient Condition of Generalized Risk

Resource Type: Opinion/Editorials
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This New England Journal of Medicine perspective piece advises healthcare professionals to take a look beyond the disease that precipitates a hospitalization or readmission. The author argues that post-hospitalization, patients are recovering from the disorienting and taxing state of hospitalization itself, making them more vulnerable to other health threats.

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Citation: Krumholz HM. Post-Hospital Syndrome — An Acquired, Transient Condition of Generalized Risk. N Engl J Med. 2013; 368:100-102. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1212324.
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