This book offers an up-to-date review on the principles and practice of multidimensional assessment and management of the older individual, which represents the cornerstone of modern clinical practice in the elderly. The early chapters cover the main elements and scope of the comprehensive geriatric approach and explain the pathways of care from screening and case finding through to in-depth assessment and treatment planning. Subsequent chapters review the evidence of how best to apply the multidimensional assessment and management approach in defined healthcare settings and within specific clinical areas, such as cancer and surgery. Finally, the education and training challenges are reviewed and the prospects for future clinical service and research in this important field are examined. The book is very timely given the recent advances in application of this approach, which reflect the growing international realization that older people are "core business" in many clinical areas where the role of specialist geriatric medicine has hitherto been limited. Accordingly, the book will be relevant to a wide range of clinicians. The authorship comprises many of the best known and widely published experts in their respective fields.
Multidisciplinary geriatric assessment (MGA): an updated definition.- The different domains of MGA.- The multidisciplinary team and the different levels of MGA-based assessment.- MGA in the hospital.- MGA in long-term care and the nursing home.- MGA in the community and in outpatient consultation.- MGA and personalized medicine.- MGA and clinical decision-making.- MGA in the emergency department.- MGA in cancer patients.- MGA in patients with orthopaedic conditions.- MGA in patients with organ failure.- MGA in patients undergoing preoperative assessment.- MGA in patients with cognitive impairment.- MGA in patients requiring pain management.- Education and training.- Key issues in MGA.