Health and disease among the oldest old: a clinical perspective.

K. L. Minaker, J. Rowe

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Interactions of aging and disease are poorly understood by both clinicians and the aged themselves. The altered expressions of illness in the oldest old--in severity, presentation, and perception--provide a clinical challenge to treatment as well as to the formulation of health policy. A progressively diverse population, the oldest old will require new strategies for individualized care (acute and long-term), case-finding, research and training, and health promotion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-349
Number of pages26
JournalMilbank Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1985


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