Issues in geriatric medicine

L Flicker, L Gray

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In Australia there has been rapid growth in the number of geriatricians and the provision of aged care services. This has been accompanied by increasing sophistication in the assessment and management of the common syndromes of old age: impaired cognition, incontinence, impaired mobility, impaired homeostasis and iatrogenic disease. Innovative systems of service delivery have been developed in diverse fields including dementia services and orthogeriatrics. Adequate planning and funding strategies are required to ensure that older people continue to have appropriate access to high quality services and that there is provision for education and research in ageing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-109
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Journal on Ageing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1997
Externally publishedYes


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