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Determinants of Successful Aging: Developing an Integrated Research Agenda for the 21st Century |

Improving Health Care for Older Persons

C Seth Landefeld, MD
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From the University of California, San Francisco, and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California.

Grant Support: In part by grants from the National Institute on Aging (K07 AG00912) and the John A. Hartford Foundation, Inc. (2000-0455).

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.

Requests for Single Reprints: C. Seth Landefeld, MD, Division of Geriatrics, Box 1265, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143-1265.

Ann Intern Med. 2003;139(5_Part_2):421-424. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-139-5_Part_2-200309021-00008
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Successful aging can involve extending life, expanding wisdom, maintaining function, and minimizing suffering. Health care of the highest quality promotes successful aging by achieving one or more of these effects. Therefore, improving health care for older persons contributes directly to successful aging.



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