TITLE

A tsunami readiness plan

PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Marketing Health Services;Summer2008, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the expected onslaught of elderly people on the U.S. healthcare system, a trend which is also called the silver tsunami. An overview is presented regarding the insufficient number of physicians trained in geriatrics that are available to handle this trend. Statistics are provided regarding physicians trained in geriatrics, U.S. Census Bureau statistics indicating the number of elderly people in the U.S. by 2030, and the anticipated need of physicians trained in geriatrics by 2030. Also discussed are efforts by medical schools and philanthropic organizations to address these needs including offering additional geriatric classes.
ACCESSION #
32186189

 

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