Rehabilitation medicine for elderly patients

Masiero S, Carraro U, Musumeci A
2018 Biology Engineering and Medicine  
World older population is rapidly growing in absolute and relative number. Increased life expectancy of a large percentage of a population has many implications, specifically for older olds and their families, for the public health care system with increasing costs for managements, and for social burden. In this regard a recent book, "Rehabilitation Medicine for Elderly Patients", offers insight into the complex world of older persons in their different conditions (healthy, frail, diseased or
more » ... ing) from the perspective of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), but approaching matters from a of variety of viewpoints. Written primarily for junior doctors and PM&R residents, it is a comprehensive educational tool, simple, easy to read, clear, and written in a structured way. It may help physiatrists in reviewing the main topics in the field of rehabilitation, and also general practitioners in assisting patients with disabling conditions to solve their health problems.
doi:10.15761/bem.1000s1005 fatcat:kmq4u57e7jam5akkn3ajj65req