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Medical Never-Never Land: Ten Reasons Why America is Not Ready for the Coming Age Boom

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Publication Date: February 2002

Publisher(s): Alliance for Aging Research

Funder(s): Retirement Research Foundation (U.S.)

Funder(s): Retirement Research Foundation (U.S.)

Topic: Health (Health services for older people)

Keywords: Medical; Geriatric

Type: Report


Less than 3% of health care providers have training to treat older patients. This lack of geriatric training is a crisis that will only grow as the Baby Boomer generation ages. Medical Never-Never Land is a report highlighting this crisis and based on a forum held under the auspices of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.