Letters

Health needs of elderly people

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6951.412b (Published 06 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:412
  1. T J Aspray
  1. Department of Medicine (Geriatrics), Medical School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle NE2 4HH.

    EDITOR, - In her editorial on priorities in geriatric research, Christine K Casel states that the world's elderly population is increasing dramatically and most visibly in “developed” countries.1 This reflects our society's myopia with respect to the health of those in so called “developing” countries, …

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