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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Anemia of Chronic Disease

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Anemia of Chronic Disease

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Serena Scott MD, Barry Weiss, MD
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
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Anemia of Chronic Disease 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: 


  1. State the most common cause of anemia in older adults
  2. Identify the results of iron studies that are typically seen in anemia of chronic disease
  3. Implement appropriate treatment for patients who have anemia of chronic disease
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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."

Elder Care Provider Sheets can also be accessed at

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Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 1:38am
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Dr. Barry Weiss. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Anemia of Chronic Disease. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2018 Available from: