Belgian care programme for older patients

June 2010
Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging;Jun2010, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p474
Academic Journal
The author discusses the aspects of the Belgian care programme for patients 75 years and older. He agrees with the goals of the January 2007 Royal Decree on giving a geriatric profile to older patients and admitting them to a general hospital for the proper specialist care and the best patient-centered health care. An overview of the five-part Belgian Care Plan is given. The author avers that the bigger challenge is to encourage young physicians to start their training in geriatric medicine.


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