cascade iatrogenesis

cascade iatrogenesis

A treatment that worsens a patient's clinical condition, resulting in further treatment that produces more undesirable effects.
See also: iatrogenesis
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Together, these factors may contribute to the development of adverse events in hospitalized older adults, especially the development of cascade iatrogenesis and geriatric syndromes.
Cascade iatrogenesis, or the serial development of multiple medical complications, may be started by a seemingly innocuous first event.