N.C. Health News Profiles Research on Post-operative Decline

July 18, 2018

Features collaborative work supported by DIBS Research Incubator Award

Picture of elderly person needing assistance from hospital bed

Older patient recovering after surgery. Photo credit: Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News

About one older patient in four sees some level of decreased mental and functional decline after surgery. DIBS faculy members and others seek better understanding of the phenomenon and how to prevent it. From the July 16 issue of N.C. Health News. This collaborative research has been supported by two years of seed funding from the DIBS Research Incubator Award, and has resulted in additional follow-on funding and publication in peer-reviewed journals. https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2018/07/16/focus-postoperative-decline-help-patients-hospitals/

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