Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

Darryl Wieland, PhD, MPH; Victor Hirth, MD, MHA


Cancer Control. 2003;10(6) 

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Trials of the cost-effectiveness of gero-oncologic assessment and management will be of interest once leading service models have become highly experienced and efficient. CGA practice in such centers may modify and expand the basic components of CGA listed in Table 2 , integrating a different mix of physiologic, functional, psychosocial, and health-related quality of life indicators that are appropriate for the targeted population. A description of these new assessments -- and their applicability to monitoring clinical and functional outcomes -- will be valuable. The development of effective treatment and management strategies for this population can occur only in such enriched clinical research environments.

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