Elderly people need “high tech” services too

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6947.128 (Published 09 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:128
  1. Kevin Stewart,
  2. Michael Gill
  1. Consultant physician Consultant physician Department of Geriatric Medicine, Newham General Hospital, London E13 8RU.

    EDITOR,—Jackie Morris is rightly concerned that the health needs of vulnerable elderly patients may be overlooked by local authority assessment for community care.1 We disagree, however, with the assertion that the creation of community geriatricians would solve the problem.

    Successful rehabilitation and placement of elderly patients depend on the patients' acute medical problems being assessed and treated, …

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