oa South African Medical Journal - Geriatric care: where does the responsibility lie?

Volume 50, Issue 29
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



In contrast to purposeful efforts in South Africa to lay sound foundations for the development of social services for the aged, little constructive planning has been done by medical authorities to provide for the special health needs of the elderly on a national basis and based on recognised geriatric principles.

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