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Practicing Prevention for the Elderly

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By Lavizzo-Mourey Risa, Day Susan C., Diserens Deborah, Grisso Jeane Ann. . 252 pages. Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia: , 1989.. $25.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(11):888. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-112-11-888_1
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Opens with a short but broad survey of the major problems of elderly persons and a general look at principles for screening. The remaining 14 chapters focus in detail on cancer screening, immunization, adverse drug reactions, cardiovascular risks, exercise, nutrition, alcohol and tobacco use, osteoporosis, dependency and potential injury, functional capacity, mental states, abuse and neglect, and urinary incontinence. Eisenberg looks at economic considerations and Lavizzo-Mourey sketches out the concept of "the home team." The two appendixes include assessment and screening methods and instruments and a flowsheet and checklist for prevention activities. (EJH)




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