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The contribution of geriatric health services research to successful aging.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Internal Medicine
0003-4819
Publisher
American College of Physicians
Publication Date
Volume
139
Issue
5 Pt 2
Pages
460–462
Identifiers
PMID: 12965977
Source
Medline

Abstract

Successful aging seems to refer to a broad set of circumstances that include but transcend healthy aging. The contribution of medical care to successful aging may lie in better management of chronic diseases. Health services research can contribute to successful aging by informing the delivery of medical care in this area. It can provide useful insights into what kinds of new approaches have proven successful and how to implement and sustain these changes. However, many of these lessons from health services research have been ignored in practice to date.

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