Reviewer:David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description:This work, created by the American Geriatrics Society, is a review book for the Board Examination for the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine.
Purpose:Its purpose is to serve as a self-assessment program worth 70 CME credits, a concise comprehensive reference on geriatric medicine, a self-study tool, and a teaching resource. It meets all these objectives splendidly.
Audience:The audience is physicians with an interest in geriatric medicine. This work is written and edited by a panel of authoritative geriatricians.
Features:The annotated references are excellent. There are most useful appendixes of forms, assessment tools, and national organizations. Volumes II and III give 200 case-oriented multiple-choice questions and answers, critiques, and references.
Assessment:Each iteration of this work attests to the burgeoning knowledge in the field and its application to taking care of a broad complex segment of the population. This work is at the same time a carefully crafted party line, an excellent means of preparation for the Board Examination in Geriatrics, and a teaching tool of great merit. The American Geriatrics Society has created in this work what the American College of Physicians has made in its MKSAP. This is a masterful rendition.