Identifying unmet health needs in older people: comprehensive screening is not the answer

Iliffe, Steve; Orrell, Martin
June 2006
British Journal of General Practice;Jun2006, Vol. 56 Issue 527, p404
Academic Journal
In this article, the authors discuss the case of for routine comprehensive screening for unmet health needs in the older population in Great Britain in 2006. The authors imply the causes of the collapse of the medical care service. They also explore the belief that screening could prevent functional impairment in older people. Moreover, this article addresses the risks of Single Assessment Process to general practice.


Related Articles

  • Status of Geriatric Care in Central Government Health Scheme Dispensaries at Kolkata. Haldar, Dibakar; Lahiri, S.K.; Chatterjee, Tutul; Bisoi, Sukamal // Indian Journal of Gerontology;2010, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p97 

    The article presents a study that focuses on the status of geriatric care in Central Government Health Scheme dispensaries and the increasing geriatric population in Kolkata, India. It reports that the number of older persons in the country is expected to rise above 200 million in another 30...

  • Efficacy of a multicomponent support programme for the caregivers of disabled persons. Ryynänen, O.-P.; Nousiainen, P.; Soini, E.J.O.; Tuominen, S. // Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie;Jul2013, Vol. 46 Issue 5, p449 

    Aim: The goal of the present work was to measure the efficacy of a multicomponent programme designed to provide tailored support for the caregivers of disabled persons. Subjects: A total of 135 caregivers-care receiver dyads were randomly divided into an intervention group (n = 66) and a control...

  • Caring-related inequalities in psychological distress in Britain during the 1990s. Hirst, Michael // Journal of Public Health Medicine;Dec2003, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p336 

    Background This paper examines recent trends in inequalities in psychological distress associated with the provision of unpaid care by those who look after frail older people and younger disabled adults and children. Caring activities intensified during the 1990s, associated with increasing...

  • Meeting the home-care needs of disabled older persons living in the community: does integrated services delivery make a difference?  // BMC Geriatrics;2011 Supplement 1, Vol. 11 Issue Suppl 1, p67 

    The article discusses a study which examined the impact of PRISMA Model, an innovative coordination-type integrated-service-delivery (ISD) network, on unmet needs among disabled older persons living in the community. The study was conducted on subjects who had a moderate level of disability and...

  • Impact of Geriatric Assessment Unit on Subsequent Health Care Charges. Applegate, William B.; Graney, Marshall J.; Miller, Stephen T.; Elam, Janet T. // American Journal of Public Health;Oct91, Vol. 81 Issue 10, p1302 

    Background. In a recent randomized controlled trial assessing the efficacy of an inpatient geriatric assessment unit (GAU), we demonstrated that patients assigned to the unit were less likely than those in the usual care group to be admitted to a nursing home and more likely to remain living in...

  • Keeping disability at bay in the old. Kerse, Ngaire // New Zealand Doctor;3/8/2006, p24 

    Offers tips for general practitioners in New Zealand on improving management of health care for older people and preventing the development of disability. Factors that lead to disability among older people; Use of the 2001 World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning...

  • Disability Trends Among Elderly Persons and Implications for the Future. Waidmann, Timothy A.; Liu, Korbin // Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences & Socia;Sep2000, Vol. 55 Issue 5, pS298 

    Examines disability trends among elderly persons in the United States and its implications on future and long-term care needs. Declining disability among elderly persons; Absence of downward disability trends forbode increase of Medicare expenditures; Contributing factors to burdens of...

  • Specialist options revealed.  // Pulse;1/12/2004, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p16 

    Reports that specialist personal medical service practices in Great Britain will focus on providing care for older people living in care homes, people with disabilities, the homeless and children in care.

  • Mr Turner's Toenails. Berlin, Richard M. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;4/14/89, Vol. 261 Issue 14, p2124 

    Recounts the author's experiences as a young doctor assigned to an elderly patient with several health problems. Patient's trip to the hospital in order to get his toenails cut; Discovery of mass in the patient's prostate; Author's decision to cut the patient's toenails after three weeks.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics