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Characteristics of family practitioners with large geriatric practices.
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PMID:  7391495     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Little has been reported on the characteristics of physicians presently serving the health needs of the elderly. In this report, generated from a survey of Florida family practitioners, physicians and with large geriatric practices are compared to physicians with practices composed primarily of younger patients. Family physicians with large geriatric practices are older, and treat more chronic disease than do their peers. However, they consult the same professional journals and texts in caring for their patients, refer patients to specialists at the same rate, and have the same office facilities as do their colleagues who treat chiefly younger patients. The family physician with a large geriatric case load is less likely to have a predominantly outpatient practice and more likely to be involved with hospitalized patients. Data from the census and health manpower studies suggest that family physicians will care for substantial number of elderly patients in the future. Continuing education which addresses issues in geriatrics may help to attain optimal health care for the elderly.
W H Haas; L A Crandall; D J Bain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0002-8614     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Geriatr Soc     Publication Date:  1980 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-09-23     Completed Date:  1980-09-23     Revised Date:  2008-03-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503062     Medline TA:  J Am Geriatr Soc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Family Practice*
Primary Health Care
Professional Practice

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