Geriatricians

Experts are concerned about misdiagnosis rate for Alzheimer's disease

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Alzheimer's experts say it's hard to quantify how often it happens, but findings from an ongoing study has found that one-third of Alzheimer's disease diagnoses were incorrect.

Number of physicians rising, but geriatrics continues to struggle

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Although the number of medical students is skyrocketing, healthcare officials say they are concerned whether enough future physicians will choose geriatrics or primary care.

Specializing in diverting primary care

Specializing in diverting primary care

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A recent article in "Research Activities Report," an AHRQ publication, was titled "Primary Care Coordination is More Difficult for Patients Who See Many Specialists." The study "suggested" that a patient's high use of specialists might strain the primary care practitioner's ability to coordinate care. Really?

A shortage of geriatric specialists is looming, study says

A shortage of geriatric specialists is looming, study says

The United States is expected to face a shortage of geriatricians over the next two decades, just as the proportion of older adults is expected to surge, new research details.