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.
- Physical medicine
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation