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Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA): A Quick Review

A recent study mentions that India, home to over 100 million adults over the age of 60 years, produces 20 geriatricians annually due to limited availability of post-graduate seats, and has limited functioning geriatric departments under public healthcare.

Given the increasing lifespan of general population, and the fact that India is projected to have a significant population of older adults, and particularly those with high-risk of comorbidity and other ailments, how can Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) screening help? How is it different from a general health check? Are Indian hospitals prepared for such screening? Can we adapt them to primary care settings? In this short essay, I try to review the limited literature that is available in India.


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