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The macroplan for geriatric care

P. De V. Meiring
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 38, No 4 | a906 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v38i4.906 | © 2018 P. De V. Meiring | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 October 2018 | Published: 31 December 1982

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P. De V. Meiring, Geriatric Unit, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Abstract

A macroplan and a microplan for geriatric care are outlined. The terms geriatric medicine and geriatric patient are defined. A typical extended community geriatric team is illustrated by means of a table, as well as an overall plan for coordinating these services. The expectations of the geriatrician in respect of the contributions to be made by the physiotherapist are discussed under five headings.


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