Longevity, Aging and the Demand of Primary Care

  • Chris van Weel

Abstract

General practice/family medicine provides medical care for individuals and their families in the community. A basic responsibility is the targeting of care to the specific needs and demands of the community that is served. The definition of the discipline of general practice emphasizes the importance of norms and values, the specific (1,2) epidemiology and medico-social interface.

Keywords

Obesity Arthritis Osteoarthritis Cataract Dermatitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris van Weel
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  1. 1.Department of General Practice and Social MedicineUniversity of NijmeganNijmeganThe Netherlands

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