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oa South African Medical Journal - Future geriatric needs in South Africa - hospital and teaching aspects

 

Abstract

Noteworthy factors in geriatric care, derived from experience in a geriatric clinic, are that symptoms are often wrongly attributed to the ageing process; the aged are often overtreated and subjected to unnecessary diagnostic procedures; and functional abilities of the elderly and social factors are important in planning comprehensive care for the aged.

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1977-03-01
2016-12-05
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