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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1976 September; 26(170): 698–703.
PMCID: PMC2158377

Screening the elderly in general practice


All the 855 patients over the age of 65 in one general practice were reviewed. Those under care were excluded (316—37 per cent), and the rest were offered a screening examination in the practice. In all, 335 were examined and several had been previously screened. The yield of conditions found is reported and the advantage of the work in general practice discussed.

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