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Old and Sick in AmericaThe Journey through the Health Care System$
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Muriel R. Gillick

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469635248

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635248.001.0001

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Going to the Doctor

Going to the Doctor

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(p.3) Chapter One Going to the Doctor
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Old and Sick in America
Author(s):

Muriel R. Gillick M.D.

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635248.003.0001

This chapter describes paradigmatic office visits for an older patient. These visits are short, driven by the concern with physicians to perform well on quality indicators and on the demands of electronic medical records. They seldom address issues such as falls, memory loss, or incontinence and they rarely incorporate features of a geriatric assessment.

Keywords:   Primary care, Electronic medical records, Quality indicators, Geriatric assessment, Patient satisfaction

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