Geriatric Continuum of Care

The Veterans Administration
  • Paul A. L. Haber
Part of the Contemporary Geriatric Medicine book series (COGM, volume 2)


This chapter is an in-depth examination of the Veterans Administration (VA) experience with developing a geriatric continuum of care and examines the benefits and shortcomings of a system of care that is applicable in many respects to what the rest of the nation faces in dealing with the geriatric patient. The VA faces a growing number of older veterans who will need geriatric continuing care in that there are presently about 4.2 million veterans over the age of 65. This number will grow to seven million by 1990 at which time approximately two out of every three American males over the age of 65 will be a veteran.1,2


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul A. L. Haber
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  1. 1.Veterans Administration; and Department of Family, Community and Preventive MedicineStanford UniversityPalo AltoUSA

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