Iatrogenic Disease: Definition & Effects


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A disease that develops as a result of medical treatment or advice provided to a patient is called _____.

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1. It's estimated that approximately _____ people die from iatrogenic diseases in the U.S. each year.

2. Which of the following is an example of an iatrogenic disease?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet check students' understanding of iatrogenic diseases. Topics on the quiz include common causes and examples of iatrogenic diseases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the printable worksheet to review:

  • Number of patient deaths caused by iatrogenic diseases
  • Examples of iatrogenic diseases
  • Common causes
  • Mental health issues that may arise from these diseases

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding about the concepts of anxiety and depression resulting from medical treatment
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as doctor error or pharmacist error, and adverse reactions to drugs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of iatrogenic diseases

Additional Learning

In order to learn more about iatrogenic diseases, review the lesson titled Iatrogenic Disease: Definition & Effects. This lesson will help students:

  • Understand most common causes of iatrogenic disease
  • Identify expected iatrogenic disease outcomes
  • Know some causes of mental disorders