Seniors Medical Care Poses Bias Question
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Growing evidence suggests American seniors are being shortchanged by the nation's medical system.
Although they have the greatest risk of dying from such diseases as heart disorders, cancer and influenza/pneumonia, numerous studies show that the aged are often passed over for the most aggressive forms of treatment and diagnostic and preventive care that is standard for younger patients.
Informed observers blame the disparity on what they perceive as a long-standing bias against older Americans by medical personnel. They say this bias is based on misconceptions that this patient population cannot tolerate certain …
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Publication information: Article title: Seniors Medical Care Poses Bias Question. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: December 1, 2003. Page number: A01. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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