Letters Geriatric medicine

Geriatric medicine remains a specialty

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a894 (Published 22 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a894
  1. Catherine E Yelland, geriatrician and general physician
  1. 1Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Qld 4102, Australia
  1. Catherine_Yelland{at}health.qld.gov.au

    Should geriatric medicine remain a specialty is a curious question.1 2 Should we be asking if neurology or cardiology or any other medical specialty is still necessary?

    Geriatricians have not questioned the basis for other specialties but continue to be challenged to justify their own existence. We are quite clear what we do—how we …

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