Preventive Care for Elderly People

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Cambridge University Press, 1993 M10 28 - 321 pages
David C. Kennie provides a clear guide to health promotion and preventive medical care for elderly people. Adopting a broad concept of health, he sets goals, and thoroughly reviews strategies to meet them. He gives a concise, up-to-date evaluation of the worth, risks, and cost of strategies for preventing disease (both cancer and non-cancer related), enhancing functional status, and strengthening social support networks. He also discusses ways to tailor these strategies to the needs and wishes of the individual, as well as how to integrate preventive care into existing mainstream health care, especially in the primary care setting. The book finally examines the cost implications of preventive care for the patient and the provider. Preventive Care for Elderly People will be an important reference on this increasingly important topic for primary care physicians, geriatric specialists, general physicians, and public health consultants.

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Contents

What is health in old age?
14
Critique of strategies
30
The effectiveness of preventive strategies
32
Colorectal cancer
48
Gastric cancer
61
The prevention of noncancerous health problems
77
Smoking
91
Glucose intolerance
107
Enhancing functional status
171
Inability to perform the activities of daily living
189
Deafness
203
Strengthening support systems
217
Relocation morbidity and mortality
230
Summary of problems and strategies
242
Tailoring strategies to individuals
265
Targeting screening and surveillance in primary care
271

Influenza
120
Pneumonia
125
Hip fracture
138
References
152
Practical aspects of implementation
290
The costs of preventive care and health promotion
303
Index
315
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