A statement of principles: Toward improved care of older patients in surgical and medical specialties

Alan D. Sessler, Gary Strange, Walter J. Pories, Gerald Holzman, Thomas J. Liesegang, Kenneth J. Koval, Steven M. Parnes, Dale C. Strasser, Reneé S. Hartz, George W. Drach, David H. Solomon, John R. Burton, Joseph G. Ouslander, Paul R. Katz, Myron Miller, Peter Pompei, Meghan B. Gerety, William B. Applegate

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The statement and recommendations in this report resulted from detailed discussions between geriatricians and specialists of 10 medical and surgical disciplines, including representatives of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. These physicians and their parent organizations are participants in a major project supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation and the American Geriatrics Society. The goal of this project is to improve the care of older patients. This position statement reviews demographic forces shaping contemporary health care, states the objectives of project, and lists 10 specific recommendations. The recommendations encompass attitudes, knowledge, medical training, clinical service delivery, and advocacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1317-1319
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Geriatrics
  • Physical medicine
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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