Ageism in the NHS
There are many possible excuses for the exclusion of the elderly in
clinical trials, however basically it would appear to come down to Ageism.
Ageist attitudes are highly prevalent within society and Healthcare, for
further evidence look at most screening programmes and see what age they
I hope that as the "Baby Boomers" reach the "Elderly" age bracket, they
will force change and the elderly can expect the same standards of care as
the rest of the population.
Competing interests: No competing interests