Letters Geriatric medicine

Geriatric syndromes continue to be poorly managed and recognised

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a892 (Published 22 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a892
  1. David Oliver, senior lecturer, geriatric medicine
  1. 1School of Health and Social Care, University of Reading, Reading RG6 1HY
  1. d.oliver{at}reading.ac.uk

    There is much common ground between the protagonists in this slightly phoney war.1 2 What the argument advanced by Denaro and Mudge lacks is a pragmatic appreciation of how things are rather than how they might ideally like them to be.

    Purely age related admission criteria are rare these days, with geriatricians selecting those with frailty, …

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