Comparisons of the quality of physicians' performances against optimal criteria of care were made within 15 diagnostic categories for 808 patients over 64 years old and for 1,243 younger adult patients hospitalized in 22 short-term, community hospitals in Hawaii during 1968. There was no overall consistent evidence that hospitalized elderly patients were treated by their physicians with a different level of personal medical care than were younger adult patients.
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