Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence-based Approach
Frank Lally, Christine Roffe
Oxford University Press, 2014 - Medical - 221 pages
People are living longer and the population over the age of 60 is burgeoning, with repercussions for health services and healthcare expenditure in developed countries. Crucially, disease aetiology, diagnosis, and treatment in older people differ from the general adult population. Older people
often have complicated co-morbidities and respond to treatment in different ways compared to younger people. Evidence of efficacy of different treatments is often lacking because older people are under-represented in clinical trials, and the specific needs of older people are rarely discussed
specifically in more general texts. Geriatric medicine: an evidence based approach is a clinical reference for health care professionals who manage older patients, and summarizes up-to-date research literature in a style that can be directly applied by busy healthcare professionals and provide a
useful resource for reference.
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drivers and barriers to the development of health care for older people
the social and the clinical
achievements challenges and future directions
4 Service models
5 Therapeutics in older people
6 Dementia and memory clinics
challenges and progress
challenges and solutions
a question of values
11 Sleep in older people
12 Assessment and management of pain in older adults
research in practice
what is in the black box?
what is patient and public involvement?
16 Underrepresentation of older people in clinical trials
heterogeneity and comorbidities
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