oa South African Medical Journal - Future geriatric needs in South Africa - hospital and teaching aspects
|Article Title||Future geriatric needs in South Africa - hospital and teaching aspects|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Comprehensive Medicine, University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Hospital, Parowvallei, CP|
|Publication Date||Mar 1977|
|Pages||440 - 442|
|Keyword(s)||Diagnosis, Future geriatric needs, Gerontology, Hospital aspects, Hospital care, Medical education, Service delivery, Sociology, South Africa and Visitation|
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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