Older Patients Seek Different Type of Healthcare

by Rajshri on  May 6, 2008 at 2:56 PM Senior Health News
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Older Patients Seek Different Type of Healthcare
An April 2008 report by the Institute of Medicine says that older individuals are more concerned about care for three chronic conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol or hypertension. This suggests that older people need a different type of healthcare setting than younger people.

However another survey by y Zogby International and the American System for Advancing Senior Health found that while baby boomers look for specialists, these doctors are not easily accessible and most of the times they have to settle for a general practitioner.

This issue will become compounded as the Institute of Medicine says there are few geriatric specialists in the US and their number is decreasing by the day.

Source: Medindia
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