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Dearth of geriatricians says study

Geriatricians have been in great demand due to few medical graduates really opting to study this field. This pattern must be broken and the health care system must rise to the// occasion to bail out the baby boomers, researchers said. A study carried out in this month's issue of the Journal ...

Kansas City Patients Rate Their Doctors in Most Reliable Survey of Its Kind

...ers see where they can improve. The survey gauged opinions about primary-care doctors who care for adults ? family practitioners, internists, geriatricians and general practitioners. Many Patients Say They Have Good Experiences of Care with Their Doctor A sample of the findings includes: ...

Surge in older cancer survivors expected as baby boomers age

...ncology, behavioral medicine, and public health. "Further alarming are two recent reports which warn of a looming shortage of adult oncologists and geriatricians in the coming decades," said Bellizzi, one of the Cancer supplement's lead authors and a former scientist with the National Cancer Institute in Beth...

UT Houston launches geriatric training with $3.25 million in grant, matching funds

...ical students, residents, non-geriatrics faculty, practicing physicians and geriatricians over a four-year period," said Carmel B. Dyer, M.D., director of the Divisi...al medicine, was created in September 2008. "There is an acute shortage of geriatricians to meet local needs, much less to care for older patients from across the n...

Caring for Aging Loved Ones Can Be a Catch-22

...time, according to one recent study, the number of geriatricians has actually declined in recent years, to about 7,...in added. Wage issues are keeping the number of geriatricians at an all-time low, as well. geriatricians are crucial, the experts said, because they look n...

Baby boomer health care crisis looms; GSA bolsters call for stronger workforce

...r people themselves account for a disproportionate amount of the utilization of health care resources." Despite these trends, "the actual number of geriatricians is going down, not up, in the United States," Rowe added. Marie Bernard, MD, president of The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (GSA'...

Geisinger study: Use of digital health records improve health of the elderly

... neurochemistry and may predispose elderly patients to falls, which are a major cause of injury and death in the elderly. Geisinger pharmacists and geriatricians recently reviewed the medication records of several hundred elderly patients using Geisingers advanced, $90 million Electronic Health Record. Afte...

Doctors uncertain about approaches to care for heart failure patients, SLU study finds

...e care options for their patients. Among the three specialties studied, geriatricians were the most confident in predicting six-month mortality. Physicians who w... Using a random stratified survey, 1,450 physicians (600 cardiologists, 300 geriatricians and 300 internal and family medicine doctors), were polled for the study. A...

Geriatrician Care Guards Against Risk of Inappropriate Meds

...re geriatricians, because part of the problem is that there aren't a lot of geriatricians in the U.S., and we're not going to have enough to handle all the patients'... University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, agreed. "The number of geriatricians has decreased over the past 10 years, at a time when we are going to need m...

Brown named Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and Training

...S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans age 65 and older will double to 71 million by 2030. By that time, demographers predict a shortfall of 26,000 geriatricians across the country. Were looking down the barrel of a loaded gun, said Center of Excellence project leader Richard W. Besdine, M.D., professor of m...
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