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Locating the Elderly in a General Practice

Br Med J 1969; 2 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5648.46 (Published 05 April 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;2:46
  1. J. A. Forbes


    A preliminary survey undertaken before compiling a geriatric register showed that about 90% of the information on the practice files for patients over 65 was accurate. It is emphasized that such a register—which should be as accurate and up-to-date as possible—is important for the successful organization of a preventive geriatric clinic, or to any project designed to “screen” a defined population.


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