oa South African Family Practice - Geriatric Medicine in South Africa - a Cinderella subspecialty? : CPD



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2006:48(5)CPGeriatric Medicine in South Africa - a Cinderella subspecialty? Monica Ferreira Population ageing is a worldwide phenomenon and follows a decline in birth and death rates. Longevity and a greater number of people living to an advanced age are a major achievement for humankind. However, a consequence of the demographic shift is an escalating demand for health care as a result of increases in chronic and age-specific diseases and disabilities. The transition is more rapid in developing countries, which also have fewer resources than the developed countries to meet the challenges of an ageing population. Geriatric Medicine ..


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