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Update in Geriatric Medicine

David B. Reuben, MD*
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From the University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Health Sciences and David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California.


*Adapted for publication in Annals of Internal Medicine by Jennifer Fisher Wilson and Michael Berkwits, MD, MSCE.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.

Requests for Single Reprints: David B. Reuben, MD, School of Medicine–Division of Geriatrics, University of California, Los Angeles, 10945 Le Conte Avenue, Suite 2339, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1687; e-mail, dreuben@mednet.ucla.edu.


Ann Intern Med. 2007;147(7):470-477. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-147-7-200710020-00005
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In 2006, the evidence base in geriatric medicine added new therapies and approaches to improve the health and health care of older persons. The field was also advanced by findings from carefully conducted studies indicating that some commonly used treatments are ineffective and should be discarded. A summary of changes that clinicians can implement on the basis of this research is provided in the Table.

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