Issues in Geriatric Research

  • David A. Loewenstein
  • Carl Eisdorfer
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


With the increasing number and proportion of the population growing older, more emphasis has been placed upon addressing the issues that are related to aging. This rapid growth of the elderly sector of our population has also prompted concerns about spiraling health care costs and the necessity for substantial research advances in the prevention and treatment of disease. It is remarkable that until recent years, the special characteristics and needs of elderly patients were largely neglected.


Interrater Reliability Geriatric Population Geriatric Research Arithmetic Skill Healthy Elderly Control 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. Loewenstein
    • 1
  • Carl Eisdorfer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Center for Adult Development and AgingUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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