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Ambulatory Care of the Elderly

  • Nadine DubowitzEmail author
  • Sonika Pandey
  • Elizabeth L. Cobbs
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Abstract

  • Comprehensive geriatric assessment forms the basis of the medical approach to optimizing health and wellness for older adults.

  • Goals of medical care should be customized and balance risks and benefits in a person-centered frame.

  • Communication and health literacy are important components of effective ambulatory care.

  • Advance care planning discussion and documentation are an important element of comprehensive care of older persons.

  • Transition management and referrals to community resources are important components of ambulatory care.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadine Dubowitz
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Sonika Pandey
    • 1
    • 2
  • Elizabeth L. Cobbs
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical CenterWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.George Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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