The geriatric patient: a systematic approach to maintaining health.

  title={The geriatric patient: a systematic approach to maintaining health.},
  author={Karl E. Miller and Robert G. Zylstra and John B Standridge},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={61 4},
The number of persons 65 years of age and older continues to increase dramatically in the United States. Comprehensive health maintenance screening of this population is becoming an important task for primary care physicians. As outlined by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, assessment categories unique to elderly patients include sensory perception and injury prevention. Geriatric patients are at higher risk of falling for a number of reasons, including postural hypotension, balance or… CONTINUE READING

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