oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The forgotten: the Zimbabwean elderly in hospital

Volume 37, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The fictitious case history serves to illustrate the paradox between adequate medical care and the broader well-being of elderly patients, with a sequence of events typical of regular occurrences within our major hospitals. It is the purpose of this paper to emphasise that the outcome initially descriptionbed is entirely avoidable, even within the stringent constraints imposed by present staffing levels and facilities.

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