Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

by Dan Osterweil, John C. Beck, Kenneth Brummel-Smith, Kenneth Brummel-Smith
     
 

Leading geriatricians and researchers present this highly practical guide to assessing older adults-contains essential insights required for multidimensional assessments on seniors in a variety of settings: home, ambulatory care centers, nursing homes, office visits. Emphasizes how to perform the assessment and when to use specific assessment tools in particular… See more details below

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Leading geriatricians and researchers present this highly practical guide to assessing older adults-contains essential insights required for multidimensional assessments on seniors in a variety of settings: home, ambulatory care centers, nursing homes, office visits. Emphasizes how to perform the assessment and when to use specific assessment tools in particular circumstances. Presents detailed guidelines on how to administer and score the assessment tools.

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Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This is a multiauthored, comprehensive textbook of geriatric assessment.
Purpose: The editors explain in detail who the usual members of an assessment team are and what each person does in the assessment process.
Audience: Every physician treating older persons and other healthcare professionals caring for older persons will profit from this book, which is written by the foremost experts in this topic in existence.
Features: This book is the single best presentation of the most comprehensive bibliographic and illustrative examples of measurement tools used for geriatric assessment. Many instruments are reproduced in their entirety.
Assessment: This is a wonderful and authoritative book on geriatric assessment. Every medical library should own it. One must realize the limitations of the state of the art. How does one synthesize all of the information gained by assessment? How does one prioritize it? What are the minimum constituents of an assessment team? Stay tuned.
David O. Staats
This is a multiauthored, comprehensive textbook of geriatric assessment. The editors explain in detail who the usual members of an assessment team are and what each person does in the assessment process. Every physician treating older persons and other healthcare professionals caring for older persons will profit from this book, which is written by the foremost experts in this topic in existence. This book is the single best presentation of the most comprehensive bibliographic and illustrative examples of measurement tools used for geriatric assessment. Many instruments are reproduced in their entirety. This is a wonderful and authoritative book on geriatric assessment. Every medical library should own it. One must realize the limitations of the state of the art. How does one synthesize all of the information gained by assessment? How does one prioritize it? What are the minimum constituents of an assessment team? Stay tuned.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071347259
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional
Publication date:
08/30/2000
Pages:
838
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.20(d)

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