Experiments in Preventive Care of the Elderly and their Evaluation

  • B. E. Holstein
Conference paper
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)


The intent of this document is first to discuss some strategies in preventive health care of elderly people and second, to describe two Danish experiments and their evaluation. The general preventive strategies discussed here are 1) screening programs to detect hidden asymptomatic disease, 2) identification of risk groups for further intervention, and 3) acute case finding to detect and declare symptomatic disease and needs for social services.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. E. Holstein
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  1. 1.Institute of Social MedicineUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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