The Delivery of Health Care Services to Older Adults

  • Robert C. Intrieri
  • Jeffrey A. Kelly
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)


As the elderly population of the United States increases, the demand for medical services for the aged will also increase. The medical needs of older people are varied and necessitate the services of a variety of health professionals. Previous studies (Institute of Medicine, 1978; National Institute on Aging, 1984) have pointed to the particular need for more medical personnel trained in geriatrics and gerontology. Preparing physicians and other health professionals to deal with older patients effectively and comfortably is an important social challenge.


Medical Student Health CARE Service American Geriatrics Society Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Stereotyped Attitude 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert C. Intrieri
    • 1
  • Jeffrey A. Kelly
    • 2
  1. 1.Pennsylvania State UniversityState CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and Human BehaviorUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonUSA

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