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Can Geriatr J. 2013 Dec 3;16(4):192-5. doi: 10.5770/cgj.16.89. eCollection 2013.

Geriatric medicine leadership of health care transformation: to be or not to be?

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Research Institute for Aging and School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON;


Geriatric Medicine is well-suited to inform and lead health-care system redesign to address the needs of seniors with complex conditions. We posit that geriatricians must urgently consider how to "brand" Geriatric Medicine in a manner that garners active support from those outside the specialty, including how to adapt practice patterns to better meet the needs of patients and of the health-care system.


dementia; frailty; geriatric medicine; health system; primary care

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