Practical Therapeutics for the Older Patient

Practical Therapeutics For The Older Patient


Practical Therapeutics for the Older Patient Denis O'Mahony and Una Martin The University of Birmingham, UK The proportion of elderly people, in particular those over 75 years of age, in the population is steadily rising. This demographic pattern brings with it increasing numbers of frail older people, often suffering from several chronic medical problems simultaneously, resulting in a greater demand for extra medical care and drug expenditure. By addressing problems particular to geriatric medicine, Practical Therapeutics for the Older Patient provides a framework for better prescribing in older patients. It is structured to provide:* Guidance to the management of common problems in older people, system by system* Emphasis on effective drugs* Non-drug therapy, where a purely pharmacological approach is inappropriateThis comprehensive, concise and up-to-date volume will be invaluable to anyone who prescribes or dispenses drugs to older people, including hospital doctors, general practitioners, clinical medical students and nursing staff. "Unique in its comprehensive range and succinct format." Professor John Grimley Evans, University of Oxford, UK



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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Son Ltd
  • ISBN-13: 9780471985945
  • ISBN: 0471985945
  • Publication Year: 1999
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