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

Volume 51, Issue 13
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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