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Int. Rev. Allergol. Clin. Immunol. Family Med., 2017, XXIII/1: 023-030 Maximize

Int. Rev. Allergol. Clin. Immunol. Family Med., 2017, XXIII/1: 023-030

Title: Comprehensive geriatric assessment for practitioners – patients qualification, functional and the risk of falls assessment 

Authors: Ficek W, Targowski T. 

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04-01-2017

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Comprehensive geriatric assessment for practitioners – patients qualification, functional and the risk of falls assessment


Ficek W, Targowski T.

Clinic and Policlinic of Geriatrics, National Institute of Geriatry, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Warsaw, Poland

Int Rev Allergol Clin Immunol Family Med, 2017; Vol. 23, No. 1, 023

Comprehensive geriatric assessment is an overall diagnostic process for evaluating the physical and mental health, functional status and social situation in elderly patients. Except internal examination (history and physical) with elements of psychiatric and neurological research, comprehensive geriatric assessment uses a range of useful tests and scales aimed at identifying health problems in elderly, optimization of treatment and planning further care. The current shortage of specialists in geriatrics and a number of specialized geriatric clinics significantly reduces the possibility of using it in daily practice in our country, but knowledge of comprehensive geriatric assessment by general practitioner and internists may considerably facilitate the proper care the growing group of elderly patients. In this article issues related to the qualification of patients to comprehensive geriatric assessment, section of laboratory tests, functional assessment and evaluation of the risk of falls have been described.

Key words: comprehensive geriatric assessment, geriatry