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The planning and organization of services for older adults 

The planning and organization of services for older adults
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The planning and organization of services for older adults
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Pamela S. Melding

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10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0207
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date: 18 August 2019

Worldwide, population ageing is driving the development of mental health services for older adults. Finite resources, burgeoning costs, expanding therapeutic repertoires, and increasing consumer interest in involvement in health care is challenging health organizations to develop effective, efficient, and economic patient- centred services for older adults. Fundamentally, the quality of services is dependent on health personnel working with their patients and other providers, towards shared aims of improving health outcomes and quality of life. Clinicians’ adaptability, flexibility, responsiveness, availability for patients, and willingness to collaborate are the keys to success in developing future services for older adults.

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