NYT: Elderly Patients Have Multiple Challenges

There are more than 733,000 people in American assisted living facilities and more than half the residents are 85 or older.  “Much of the way we practice medicine is looking at disease by disease,” Dr. Boyd said. “We aren’t doing enough thinking about how to add them together and really integrate care.”

 

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New York Times:  http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/04/16/science/disease-overlap-in-elderly.html?ref=science

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