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From The CriticsReviewer: 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.