Parkinson’s disease, deterioration during hospitalization

O.H.H. Gerlach

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Patients with Parkinson's disease are at an increased risk of hospitalisation. They are often admitted for longer and are more likely to experience complications. A significant percentage of these vulnerable patients also experience worsening Parkinson's symptoms during their hospital stay. Roughly one-quarter have more motor skill problems upon discharge than on admission. Cognitive deterioration is also present in some of these patients. Infections and medical errors during the admission process are the key reasons for this increase.

This deterioration can be largely prevented by improving healthcare for Parkinson's patients.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • van Oostenbrugge, Robert Jan, Supervisor
  • Weber, W.E.J., Co-Supervisor
Award date15 Jan 2016
Place of Publication's-Hertogenbosch
Print ISBNs9789462952997
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • hospital
  • Parkinson's disease
  • healthcare


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