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Invited Commentary
March 2016

Putting the Spotlight on Invisible Family Caregivers

Author Affiliations
  • 1Families and Health Care Project, United Hospital Fund, New York, New York

Copyright 2016 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.

JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(3):380-381. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.8002

Almost every aspect of the American health care system is changing rapidly. If there is one constant in these efforts, it is the move from expensive hospital-based care to less expensive care at home and in the community. To provide care for an aging population with multiple chronic conditions in this new environment, policy makers and health care professionals recognize the need for an expanded workforce trained in geriatrics.1