Geriatrics

Geriatrics or geriatric medicine[1] is a sub-specialty of internal medicine and family medicine that focuses on health care of elderly people.[2] It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. There is no set age at which patients may be under the care of a geriatrician or geriatric physician, a physician who specializes in the care of elderly people. Rather, this decision is determined by the individual patient's needs, and the availability of a specialist.

Frailty assessment central to TAVR decision

SNOWMASS, COLO. – Transcatheter aortic valve replacement in nonsurgical candidates with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis carries a hefty price tag of $116,500 per quality-adjusted life-year gained...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
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Bladder incontinence up 43% in elderly since 1992

The prevalence of bladder incontinence rose from 21.1% in 1992 to 30.2% in 2010 for Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years and older – an increase of 43%, according to data from the Medicare Current...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
Type: News Item

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