February 2010 Author in the Room® Teleconference
Author: David Reuben, MD, MSc
- For a conventional evidence-based approach is modified by three important caveats: prognosis, insufficient evidence, and patient goals and preferences.
- Conceptually, the care of older persons can be divided into three time frames: short-term, which focuses on remediating the current problems; mid-range, focusing on preventive and foreseeable problems; and long-range, which focus on eventual decline and living arrangements.
- Individual providers need to structure their practices to efficiently and comprehensively accommodate the diverse needs of elderly patients.