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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Disease Screening in Older Adults: When to Stop

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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Disease Screening in Older Adults: When to Stop

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Charles Moulton, MD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
POGOe Id: 
20379
Date Posted: 
01/18/2019
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/12/2018
Abstract: 

"Disease Screening in Older Adults: When to Stop"is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites,  they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 
Objectives:
1. State the basic principles that determine if screening tests should be performed in older adults
2. Provide a rationale for performing screening tests in patients who will not agree to undergo treatment for the conditions detected by those screening tests
3. List conditions for which screening should continue indefinitely, regardless of age
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 
Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as
(1) content is not changed, 
(2) no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication, 
(3) authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and 
(4) the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
Content Categories: 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Laura Vitkus MPH lvitkus@aging.arizona.edu


Suggested Citation:
Dr. Charles Moulton. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Disease Screening in Older Adults: When to Stop. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2019 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20379