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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1978 July; 28(192): 421–425.
PMCID: PMC2158803

Screening the aged in general practice


We describe a comprehensive screening project in a general practice in which patients over the age of 65 were assessed both socially and medically. We conclude from our results that there was little treatable but previously undiagnosed illness within the community studied.

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