Shortage Of Geriatric Specialists Predicted

With the baby boom generation closing in on old age, every health care professional should be trained in treating the elderly, contend three nursing professors writing in the current edition of the journal Health Affairs.

People age 65 and older now constitute 13 percent of the U.S. population, a group that will grow to 15 percent by the year 2015, and they require a disproportionate amount of medical care. Yet only three of the nation's 145 medical schools have departments devoted to

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