mHealth In Comprehensive Geriatric Service- The Way Forward
The projected increase in the number of disabled older persons poses a challenge for health care and social services. (1) Multiple health problems of such people will require an integrated approach.(2) While the elderly have unique assessment needs, these are often not addressed adequately. Usually only the presenting illness of the elderly are adequately addressed and the ‘Non-medical’ & ‘Non-presented’ issues are not looked into. Many of these issues are not presented to the treating physician as patients & families presume that these are part of normal aging. The importance of comprehensive geriatric assessment is that, it permits a systematic evaluation & documentation of all the issues that concern this population and identification of problems could lead to implementation of corrective and or preventive measures. There is evidence to suggest that a variety of M health techniques can be applied effectively and safely in geriatric medicine in providing comprehensive geriatric service across a variety of clinical settings.
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