Care of the Elderly Patient: Policy Issues and Research Opportunities

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Jeremiah A. Barondess, David Elliott Rogers, Kathleen N. Lohr
National Academies, Jan 1, 1989 - Medical - 144 pages
A guiding principle of the Council on Health Care Technology is a special focus on medical technology assessment measures that coincide with patient well-being, quality of health care, and quality of life. Of particular concern is care of the elderly, which constitutes a special and vulnerable patient population. This comprehensive book discusses the appropriate use of technology to minimize risks posed to the elderly patient in the delivery of health care services. It covers home and community care as well as acute hospital care, and system resources and constraints.

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John Walton is editor of the revised Brain's Diseases of the Nervous System. He is president of the World Federation of Neurology and a member of the British House of Lords, where he is chairman of its Select Committee on Medical Ethics. Jeremiah A. Barondess is president of the New York Academy of
Medicine. Stephen A. Lock is a former editor of the British Medical Journal.

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