Family physicians' present and future role in caring for older patients

Am Fam Physician. 2009 Nov 15;80(10):1072.


The population of patients older than 65 years is projected to increase substantially in the coming years, particularly in rural areas. Family physicians are essential providers of geriatric care, especially in rural areas, but need payment reform to improve their capacity to meet the needs of older patients.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Health Services for the Aged / trends*
  • Humans
  • Physicians, Family / trends*
  • Workforce