By M. S. J. Pathy FRCP, P. Finucane MB, MRCPI (auth.)
Medical care of the aged this day demanding situations the practitioner to wreck clear of slim diagnostic labelling and think about the total photo of illness in outdated age. In an outstanding problem-oriented strategy, Geriatric Medicine bargains a whole evaluation for practitioners. the most element of the textual content offers with the typical illnesses of previous age; very important facets equivalent to body structure, demography, and future health care supply are mentioned in separate chapters. Social and criminal elements within the significant English-speaking nations obtain enough realization. all the individuals have at a while been hooked up with the collage division of Geriatric medication in Cardiff and attest to a favorable and dynamic procedure in geriatric medication, an method that has overseas validity and relevance.
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Variations in the proportion of elderly people between different local authority districts are not very extreme in numerical terms. 06% Greater London Fig. 5. The proportion of elderly people in each local authority district of Great Britain 1981. ) 22 Geriatric Medicine: Problems and Practice ing with 35% and Eastbourne with 34% were the "top three" in 1981, while the rapid growth areas of Redditch, Tamworth and Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, with 11 %, 10% and 9% respectively, represented the lowest at approximately half the national average.
The districts with the lowest percentages of old people are those in which the large "new towns" have been established since the 1950s and the traditional industrial development areas of London, the West Midlands and large cities such as Bristol, Cardiff and Hull. However, the striking feature of the map is the almost unbroken band of authorities with a relatively high percentage of elderly people stretching from the south coast of Kent through the whole South-West region and into large areas of Wales with the exception of the industrialised southern coastal belt.
Geriatric Medicine: Problems and Practice by M. S. J. Pathy FRCP, P. Finucane MB, MRCPI (auth.)