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Physician’s Weekly: In-Hospital Mobility

Previous research has demonstrated a correlation between bedrest and disability, especially among patients aged 65 and older. More recent studies of wearable mobility sensors, however, have shown that even a limited number of steps taken by patients during hospitalization can make the difference between functional decline and preserved independence. “We have a culture of bedrest in the hospital, yet we know that it is a major factor in patients’ ability to recover from an acute illness and return to their previous level of function once they leave the hospital,” says S. Ryan Greysen, MD, MHS, MA, FHM.” Read more at Physician’s Weekly