Care of the aged: The barriers of traditions

C. Eisdorfer

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The growing population of older persons in our society will require increased attention. It is contended that the current pattern of third-party reimbursement for hospitalization and technical procedures focuses upon acute care and cure. The philosophy underlying medical education and practice is a barrier to the provision of quality care to older persons with chronic disorders. A changing emphasis for future practice is indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)256-260
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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