Medicine And Books

A Guide to Care of the Elderly

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 15 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1551
  1. A John Campbell

    Ed R B Shukla, D Brooks HMSO, £40, pp 361 ISBN 0 11 701830 9

    Elderly people, says A Guide to Care of the Elderly, “having benefited from the rewards of a consumer society, demand a style of provision and a quality of service far in advance of that provided in former years.”

    Any guide to the care of elderly people must cover not only the delivery of services but the social, political, and legal setting within which the services are provided. The difficulty for the clinician providing high quality care is the breadth …

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