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Update in Geriatrics

William J. Hall, MD
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1998-99 Series; John Roberts, MD, Editor From University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York. For current author addresses, see end of text. Requests for Reprints: William J. Hall, MD, Department of Medicine, Box MED, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642. Current Author Addresses: Dr. Hall: Department of Medicine, Box MED, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642. Dr. Roberts (Series Editor): Madrona Medical Group, 3199 Steller Court, Bellingham, WA 98226.


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Ann Intern Med. 1998;129(5):387-393. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-129-5-199809010-00008
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Geriatrics received much attention in 1997-almost 100 journals in 31 countries published theme issues on the topic late in the year. As a result, 1997 provided the most new articles on geriatrics ever published in a single year.

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Initial hospital admission for heart failure for 1986 (white bars) and 1993 (striped bars) by age.

Data obtained from Croft JB, Giles WH, Pollard RA, et al. National trends in the initial hospitalization for heart failure. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1997; 45:270-5.

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