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An unprecedented and growing number of older people with medical, behavioral, and social problems raises challenging issues that must be critically examined by health professionals, public officials, scientists, and the elderly themselves. Thirty-six authors discuss a broad range of topics in 24 articles encompassing national health policy, medical problems, research approaches, and development of educational programs. There is much to be learned from examining issues that seem to have no solutions. The reader may disagree with solutions that are proposed. Controversial issues are often discussed from one point of view and an in-depth consideration of divergent views usually is not
The Geriatric Imperative. An Introduction to Gerontology and Clinical Geriatrics.. Ann Intern Med. 1982;96:402. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-3-402_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(3):402.
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