Therapeutic nihilism and the elderly.

  title={Therapeutic nihilism and the elderly.},
  author={James I. Ausman},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  volume={69 5},
The fastest growing segment of the population in the United States is that group that is 85 years and older. This growth of the older segments of the population is also occurring in Europe, China, and Japan. What is behind this growth? A report in the Annals of Internal Medicine (2005;143:274281) by Higashi et al evaluated 420 people 65 years and older who were selected for a study on how they survived based on the quality of care they received. Basically, among a series of 22 clinical areas of… CONTINUE READING

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