Letters Harmless cuts in health care

Improve care for elderly people

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1844 (Published 01 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1844
  1. Graham Mulley, president1
  1. 1British Geriatrics Society, London EC1M 4DN
  1. publicaffairs{at}bgs.org.uk

    Older people are the largest single group of patients using the NHS, so meeting their needs well is nearly always cheaper than doing so badly,1 especially when health and social care are viewed as a whole.

    Getting it right in acute care requires early assessment of geriatric problems in general medical and surgical services, …

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