Origins and development of geriatric medicine in Australia

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After a tentative beginning 50 years ago, geriatric medicine has become an accepted part of medical practice in Australia. It includes the rehabilitation of elderly people, general aspects of aged care in the community, undergraduate and postgraduate education and research. (Intern Med J 2001; 31: 422–425)

Keywords: geriatrics; home care service; medical education; medical specialties

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2001

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