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A more descriptive title for this book might be "The Lack of Geriatrics in the United States." Inadequacies of medical care for the elderly and the lack of professionals with special training to teach skills in geriatric medicine are recurrent themes in the recent upsurge of interest in geriatric medicine. This Rand Corporation research book begins by describing an ideal model and goals of health care for the elderly. The authors then recount well-known evidence showing increased health care needs of the elderly and that older Americans are truly an underserved group. The bias of "ageism" and traditional physician aversion
Geriatrics in the United States. Manpower Projections and Training Considerations.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;95:662. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-5-662_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(5):662.
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