Letters New kind of hospital physician

Must be trained in geriatric medicine

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2909 (Published 24 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2909
  1. Desmond O’Neill, immediate past president,
  2. Karen Andersen-Ranberg, member of the executive board,
  3. Antonio Cherubini, member of the executive board,
  4. Timo Strandberg, member of the executive board,
  5. Jean Petermans, member of the executive board,
  6. Jean-Pierre Michel, member of the executive board
  1. 1European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, London EC1M 4DN, UK
  1. doneill{at}tcd.ie

It is important to focus on how we deliver the most acute stages of hospital care when acute medical admissions are likely to comprise older patients with multimorbidity, frailty, and polypharmacy.1 A recent Cochrane review showed that the acute geriatric medicine model was extremely efficient, with substantial reductions in death, disability, and institutionalisation compared with …

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