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Age discrimination difficult to identify, says King's Fund guide

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 15 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:355
  1. Sarah Macdonald
  1. London

    Older people may be missing out on vital health and social care services because age discrimination is not being identified, according to a guide published by health policy organisation the King's Fund.

    The guide blames a lack of expertise in recognising ageism as the problem. Its author, Ros Levenson, says, “Tackling age discrimination is too low on the agenda for many health and social care organisations. But ageism is a serious equality issue.” Older people “must be able to access services on the basis of clinical need and on …

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