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  Published: 28/03/2018

   
SPECIALTIES LIST

 

  

ABOUT GERIATRIC MEDICINE


Geriatric medicine is concerned with the clinical, social, preventative, remedial and rehabilitative aspects of health and illness in older people. The specialty is broad-based and places particular emphasis on the provision of community-based care and services, and on the treatment of frail elderly people with multiple problems. Geriatricians assess disabilities in older people and devise appropriate case management plans. The specialty typically adopts a multidisciplinary approach and offers considerable scope for research activities.

 
1 Requirements for Physician Training (Adult Medicine, New Zealand), RACP, 2000-2001, 101