Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

  • Alberto Pilotto
  • Finbarr C. Martin

Part of the Practical Issues in Geriatrics book series (PIG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Luigi Ferrucci, Stefania Orini
    Pages 1-10
  3. Stefano Volpato, Jack M. Guralnik
    Pages 11-25
  4. Alberto Pilotto, Nicola Veronese
    Pages 39-45
  5. Francesco Panza, Madia Lozupone, Vincenzo Solfrizzi, Francesca D’Urso, Roberta Stallone, Alessia Noia et al.
    Pages 47-56
  6. Alberto Pilotto, Julia Daragjati, Nicola Veronese
    Pages 79-92
  7. Simon Conroy, Els Devriendt, Sarah Turpin
    Pages 93-109
  8. Philippe Caillet, Frederic Pamoukdjian, Anastaric Obraztsova, Elena Paillaud
    Pages 111-121
  9. Andrea Giusti, Christian Kammerlander
    Pages 123-132
  10. Nicola Veronese, Anna Maria Mello, Clarissa Musacchio, Alberto Pilotto
    Pages 133-147
  11. Jugdeep Dhesi, Judith Partridge
    Pages 149-157
  12. Regina Elisabeth Roller, Maria Cristina Polidori, Katrin Singler
    Pages 169-176
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 177-181

About this book


This book offers an up-to-date review on the principles and practice of multidimensional assessment and management of the older individual, which represents the cornerstone of modern clinical practice in the elderly. The early chapters cover the main elements and scope of the comprehensive geriatric approach and explain the pathways of care from screening and case finding through to in-depth assessment and treatment planning. Subsequent chapters review the evidence of how best to apply the multidimensional assessment and management approach in defined healthcare settings and within specific clinical areas, such as cancer and surgery. Finally, the education and training challenges are reviewed and the prospects for future clinical service and research in this important field are examined. The book is very timely given the recent advances in application of this approach, which reflect the growing international realization that older people are “core business” in many clinical areas where the role of specialist geriatric medicine has hitherto been limited. Accordingly, the book will be relevant to a wide range of clinicians. The authorship comprises many of the best known and widely published experts in their respective fields.


Screening Treatment planning Multidisciplinary approach Elderly patient Education and Training Elderly Patient

Editors and affiliations

  • Alberto Pilotto
    • 1
  • Finbarr C. Martin
    • 2
  1. 1.Geriatric Care, Orthogeriatrics and RehabOspedali GallieraGenoaItaly
  2. 2.Dept. of Aging and HealthSt. Thomas HospitalLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-62502-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-62503-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-6060
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-6079
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