Definition of iatrogenic in English:


Line breaks: iat¦ro|gen¦ic
Pronunciation: /ʌɪˌatrə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk


  • Relating to illness caused by medical examination or treatment: drugs may cause side effects which can lead to iatrogenic disease
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    • This means significant cost savings in medications and possible iatrogenic side effects.
    • Blood tests can induce iatrogenic anaemia in patients, are time consuming for staff, and are costly.
    • By encouraging better adherence, our pharmacists may have precipitated iatrogenic illness that previously had been avoided.



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  • Familiarity with these commonly-occurring disorders helps the nurse prevent unnecessary iatrogenesis and promote optimal function of the aging patient.
  • Clinical iatrogenesis is the injury done to patients by ineffective, toxic, and unsafe treatments.
  • A thorough assessment is essential to rule out iatrogenesis and treatable contributing causes.

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