n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Medicine in the elderly : unique challenges and management : guest editorial

Volume 31, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Population ageing is a global phenomenon. It is most advanced in so-called developed, or more affluent countries, but its pace is most rapid in the low- and middle-income countries. Key contributing factors to a population-ageing trend are increases in longevity, decreases in fertility, improvements in public health and HIV/AIDS-related mortality in younger age groups.

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