Geriatrics and rehabilitation medicine: common interests, common goals.

R. A. Frieden

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Geriatrics and rehabilitation medicine are both fields with roots in antiquity, and they are both objects of renewed interest in modern times. They share a common philosophy: concern for the total needs of the patient. Both fields employ a team approach to patient care. The rehabilitation medicine physician (physiatrist) has an important role in the care of the elderly. Geriatricians and physiatrists should work together for research purposes and to improve the prevention and treatment of illness and disability in the aging population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-151
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Global Health
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1999


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