As Population Grows Older, Geriatricians Grow Scarce; Officials, Schools Prod Doctors to Focus on Elderly Care

By Howard Kim, Special to The Washington Post
Long hours, having to treat patients in their homes or nursing facility, and being burdened with multiple complex disorders are other reasons for the increasing shortage of doctors specializing in geriatric medicine.  This article lists some of the legislation that has been proposed and steps being taken on the community and education levels to address the shortage by creating incentives for doctors to specialize in geriatrics.
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