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Judith Healy and Martin McKee

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198516187

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198516187.001.0001

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Services for Older People

Services for Older People

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(p.33) Chapter 3 Services for Older People
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Accessing Healthcare
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Judith Healy

Martin McKee

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198516187.003.0003

The aging population in the United Kingdom has brought greater recognition of the heterogeneity of older people, and hence their varied health care needs. Elderly care medicine argues that the multiple and complex conditions often associated with aging call for specialist services, but the management of older patients now is moving into mainstream services. Health policies have been driven more by the views of professionals than the expressed wishes of older people, however, and has concentrated on adverse outcomes for the health system (rising hospital admissions, hospital bed blocking) rather than positive health outcomes for older people. While the entitlement of older people to health care is secure within a national health service, policies should aim to improve the quality of health care and quality of life for older people.

Keywords:   older people, geriatrics, quality of life, specialist services, hospital admissions, hospital bed blocking

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