More resources needed for Parkinson’s admissions: experts

Patients with Parkinson’s disease admitted for acute care are far more likely to suffer serious complications compared with other acute care patients, new Australian research finds.

The study of all patients with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (PD) admitted in NSW between 2008 and 2012 showed they were five times more likely to be treated for delirium and three times more likely to experience an adverse drug event and syncope compared with acute care controls.

They were more than twice as likely to