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Patients âgées vulnérables au cabinet: comment les identifier et quelles ressources mobiliser [Vulnerable older patients in primary care how to identify them? Which ressources to mobilize? ].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Trust is essential to foster and preserve a long-term relationship between primary care physicians and their patients suffering from chronic diseases. However, this relation remains insufficient to successfully manage more complex situations, such as those of older patients with multiple diseases and disability. For the primary care physician, a significant limitation is the time required to plan and coordinate interventions supplied by different health and social care providers. This article describes a structured approach to support primary care physicians in this difficult task and help them to identify vulnerable older patients requiring to mobilize and coordinate health and social care resources. Current and future resources available to family physicians to complete this challenging task are further described.
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