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April 26, 2000

Geriatrics Guide

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JAMA. 2000;283(16):2096. doi:10.1001/jama.283.16.2096-JQU00002-4-1

The American Geriatrics Society has released the second edition of Geriatrics at Your Fingertips, a comprehensive, pocket-sized guide to managing illnesses that commonly affect older individuals.

The booklet contains information on assessment instruments, recommended diagnostic tests, and management strategies with pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies. Updates on Medicare regulations are useful for physicians caring for patients in nursing homes.

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