oa South African Medical Journal - Elderly persons in old-age homes - a medical, psychiatric and social investigation

Volume 61, Issue 17
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A survey of 100 consecutive admissions� to homes for elderly Whites in Cape Town showed that an interplay of social, physical and psychiatric factors was responsible for most of the referrals, although psychiatric factors contributed to more than 50% of them.

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