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Old, frail people are marginalised in Japan

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7079.519 (Published 15 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:519
  1. Steve Iliffe, Reader in primary health carea
  1. a University College London Medical School, London NW3 2PF

    Editor—Noritoshi Tanida's paper on the neglect of elderly people after the Hanshin earthquake reflects a much deeper problem in the provision of care for older people in Japan.1 An international symposium on the care of older people, hosted in the cities of Kanazawa and Fukui last October by the Sasakawa Health Sciences Foundation, showed the extent to which old, frail people are marginalised in Japan. …

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