Comprehensive care for the elderly

Can Fam Physician. 1993 Jun:39:1380-91.


As older people make up an ever greater percentage of our population, we need a framework for approaching their primary medical care. Prevention, early detection, health promotion, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment are the principal tasks of primary care physicians. To accomplish these tasks, physicians must maintain a broad perspective and call, where necessary, on the expertise of others.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Comprehensive Health Care* / methods
  • Comprehensive Health Care* / organization & administration
  • Family Practice
  • Health
  • Health Services for the Aged* / organization & administration
  • Health Status Indicators
  • Humans