Screening investigations in the elderly.

  title={Screening investigations in the elderly.},
  author={Jonathan Mark Sewell and Leonard Spooner and Adrian K. Dixon and David L. Rubenstein},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  volume={10 3},
The study evaluates the usefulness of some commonly used screening investigations in the management of elderly acutely ill medical patients. It was performed on 50 consecutive admissions to one ward and all patients received a full blood count, ESR, urea and electrolyte estimation, liver function tests, thyroid function tests, examination of a mid-stream urine specimen and P-A chest X-ray examination. When performed in the absence of clinical indication these tests were considered to be… CONTINUE READING

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