Assessment of an elderly patient.

@article{Choo1991AssessmentOA,
  title={Assessment of an elderly patient.},
  author={Philip W.J. Choo and Kyong Sik Lee and R. E. Owen and F J Jayaratnam},
  journal={Singapore medical journal},
  year={1991},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={75-7}
}
A complete and comprehensive assessment is the first step towards rational management of the elderly patient. The traditional approach of direct response to specific complaints is inadequate. Systemic enquiries for unstated treatable complaints is essential. A full assessment consists of physical diagnosis, mental assessment, functional assessment and… CONTINUE READING