Making geriatric assessment an asset to your primary care practice

H. Fillit, C. Capello

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Abstract

Geriatric assessment provides the physician with an individualized care plan for at-risk older patients with complex health problems. Its four-basic components are physical, mental, functional, and social economic health. Although the ideal assessment is performed by a team from a variety of disciplines, primary care physicians may perform a limited version in the office and then make appropriate referrals for further evaluation. Various screening instruments are helpful, but they have their limitations. Results provide you with a blueprint that aims to restore function, lower costs, and improve the patient's quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-35
Number of pages9
JournalGeriatrics
Volume49
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994

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