The role of certified geriatric medical doctors in university hospitals in Japan

Takashi Ohrui, Mutsuo Yamaya, Hidetada Sasaki, Hiroyuki Arai

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Abstract

The role of certified specialists in geriatric medicine in Japanese University Hospitals is discussed in this section. First, they should act as geriatric general physicians to provide a comprehensive medical care for elderly patients against a background complicatedly divided medical departments in university hospitals. Second, they should create attractive undergraduate programs for geriatric education in medical schools and training programs in geriatric medicine for doctors to develop certified specialists in geriatric medicine in the future. Finally, they should perform clinical research to provide an evidence to construct better social policies to keep older people healthy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-436
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Geriatrics
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Certified geriatric medical doctors
  • Clinical research
  • Comprehensive geriatric medicine
  • Geriatric medication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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