Comprehensive geriatric assessment

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Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary approach that is tailored to the older adult. Domains addressed included physical and mental health, prevention, function, and quality of life, achieved in conjunction with addressing environmental factors and patient safety. CGA is tailored to the stage of life, in the overall context of health status and life expectancy. Attention is paid to psychosocial issues, implementation of advance directives, medication review and reconciliation, and caregiver support and burden. Current practice guidelines address several disorders common in the old, but tend to differ based on the source, requiring providers to tailor recommendations to the individual's health status and preferences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeriatric Gastroenterology
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781441916235
ISBN (Print)9781441916228
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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