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Healthcare Providers Adapting Programs to Growing Elderly Population

February 21, 2018

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (2/21, Thomas, 294K) reports that healthcare providers are designing new programs and “ramping up others for the blitz of senior citizens who prefer to live independently and are staving off personal care homes.” The article discusses the shortage of geriatricians and says “the next best thing is to train primary care physicians to lead a multidisciplinary medical team for a single patient.” The piece adds that the shortage extends to “experts in managing medications from different doctors, social workers, health coaches, dieticians and others.”

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