Geriatrics in the United States – Baby Boomers' Boon?

Libow, Leslie S.
February 2005
New England Journal of Medicine;2/24/2005, Vol. 352 Issue 8, p750
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's opinion on the performance of the geriatrics program in the U.S. According to the author, the health care system is challenged by the sheer number of elderly people and the demands of providing cost-effective care to those who are frail. But presently physicians are avoiding to provide care to elderly patients, because payment systems do not match with the time required to render care. The growth of geriatrics is required to cope with the aging baby boomers.


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