Published: 25 February 2019
Author(s): Andrea Ticinesi, Antonio Nouvenne, Beatrice Prati, Fulvio Lauretani, Ilaria Morelli, Claudio Tana, Massimo Fabi, Tiziana Meschi

In older patients with acute illness, a condition of “hospital-dependence” may arise: patients get adapted to the hospital care and, once discharged, may experience health status decline, requiring repeated readmissions despite appropriate treatments.

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