Understanding and meeting the needs of the older population: a global challenge.

TitleUnderstanding and meeting the needs of the older population: a global challenge.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBergman, H, Karunananthan, S, Robledo, LMG, Brodsky, J, Chan, P, Cheung, M, Bovet, P
JournalCan Geriatr J
Date Published2013
ISBN Number1925-8348 (Electronic)
KeywordsAdolescent, Antigens, Canada/epidemiology, Capsid Proteins/genetics, Child, Feces/virology, Female, Gastroenteritis/epidemiology, Gastroenteritis/virology, Genotype, Hospitals, Humans, Infant, Male, Molecular Epidemiology, Pediatric, Phylogeny, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Preschool, Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction, Rotavirus Infections/epidemiology, Rotavirus Infections/virology, Rotavirus/classification, Rotavirus/genetics, Viral/genetics

BACKGROUND: In the past century, there has been a significant rise in life expectancy in almost all regions of the world, contributing to an increasingly older population. The aging of the population, in conjunction with urbanization and industrialization, has resulted in an important epidemiological transition marked by a widespread increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases and their sequelae. Current trends suggest that the transition will have a greater impact on developing countries compared to developed countries. An adequate response to the transition requires a strong emphasis on primary prevention and adequate resource allocation.


Publication types: Journal ArticlePublication Status: epublish

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Alternate JournalCan Geriatr J
Citation Key / SERVAL ID3442
PubMed ID23737931
PubMed Central IDPMC3671014


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