Journal article

[Comprehensive geriatric assessment: unfeasible and undesirable].

Gerard Jan Blauw, Andrea B Maier

Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde | Published : 2012

Abstract

The new clinical practice guideline on Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) issued by the Dutch Geriatrics Society aims to optimise the diagnostic strategy in secondary care geriatric patients in order to achieve a treatment plan that will retain self-reliance and quality of life of these patients for as long as possible. An extensive listing of all somatic, psychological and social factors that could affect the health and welfare of all frail patients forms the basis of this guideline. This is actually an essential goal for any patient, regardless of age and condition. Knowledge of the optimal diagnostic tests and therapy for elderly patients, and a financial evaluation of such assessme..

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