Medical Direction in Long-term Care: A Clinical and Administrative Guide

James E. Fanale, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1988;148(8):1697. doi:10.1001/archinte.1988.00380080007001.
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Geriatric medicine has established itself as a valued subspecialty of internal medicine. The position of the medical director in long-term care has received too little attention. With the aging of the population and the sophistication of long-term care, the physician as administrator assumes a more important role.

Several textbooks in geriatric medicine have been written that serve as excellent reference guides for clinical geriatric medicine. This is the first book written specifically for physicians involved in long-term care. It addresses all aspects of administrative responsibilities of medical directors in the long-term care industry. The book flows well from chapter to chapter, beginning with a discussion of the history of medical participation in long-term care and continuing through with a discussion of the duties of the medical director, economic issues in long-term care, geriatric medical education, and a concluding chapter on the future of long-term care. Each chapter begins with discreetly


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