Preventive Medicine in the Older Patient: A United Kingdom Perspective

Puneet Kakar


Preventive Medicine in the elderly is often regarded as a redundant concept and pre-existing opinions are barriers in the provision of this service. This article explores the concepts of preventive medicine in the elderly from a United Kingdom perspective and examines current trends, opinions and sets out a path for the future. In particular it focusses on the theories of morbidity associated with ageing, economic viability of of providing preventive medicine care for the older person and attempts to seek redress for the current situation.

Keywords: Preventive medicine, ethical, compression of morbidity

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