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Update in Geriatrics

William J. Hall, MD
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From the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York.

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Ann Intern Med. 1999;131(11):842-849. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-131-11-199912070-00008
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The articles chosen for this review, representing some of the most clinically relevant work in geriatrics reported in 1998, were culled from about 30 peer-reviewed English-language journals. These tend to be the publications found in a general medical library and are not especially oriented toward geriatrics. With one exception, review articles were omitted in favor of specific evidence-based clinical investigations that focus on what clinicians are likely to encounter in a primary care practice. Internists today must deal with an ever-increasing number of older persons while having less time to care for them, making directly applicable clinical information especially important.

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