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Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

  • T. S. Dharmarajan
  • T. S. Dharmarajan
  • T. S. Dharmarajan
  • T. S. Dharmarajan
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Abstract

Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary approach that is tailored to the older adult. Domains addressed included physical and mental health, prevention, function, and quality of life, achieved in conjunction with addressing environmental factors and patient safety. CGA is tailored to the stage of life, in the overall context of health status and life expectancy. Attention is paid to psychosocial issues, implementation of advance directives, medication review and reconciliation, and caregiver support and burden. Current practice guidelines address several disorders common in the old, but tend to differ based on the source, requiring providers to tailor recommendations to the individual’s health status and preferences.

Keywords

Advance Directive Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment American Geriatrics Society United States Preventive Service Task Force National Lung Screening Trial 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. S. Dharmarajan
    • 1
  • T. S. Dharmarajan
    • 2
  • T. S. Dharmarajan
    • 3
  • T. S. Dharmarajan
    • 4
  1. 1.New York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineMontefiore Medical Center (North Division)BronxUSA
  3. 3.Division of GeriatricsMontefiore Medical Center (North Division)BronxUSA
  4. 4.Geriatric Medicine Fellowship ProgramMontefiore Medical Center (North Division)BronxUSA

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