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Practising Evidence Based Geriatrics

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7255.246 (Published 22 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:246
  1. Leon Flicker, professor of geriatric medicine
  1. Royal Perth Hospital, Australia

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    Sharon E Straus, David L Sackett

    Radcliffe Medical Press, £25, pp 166

    ISBN 1 85775 394 1

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    Interventions in geriatric medicine, particularly in assessing patients, have been extensively investigated. A growing body of evidence has shown that relatively simple unglamorous interventions are the most appropriate response to the health needs of elderly people with complex and disabling illnesses. Unfortunately, the funding for geriatric medicine is often justified by its ability to ensure the smooth running of the acute health …

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