Manual Of Nursing Home Practices for Psychiatrists

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From our regular book review column.

Geriatric psychiatry is a rapidly evolving field that plays an extremely significant role in the overall medical care of older adults. At the same time, the long-term care industry has been undergoing significant change dictated by evolving payment structures. Medicare provides extensive oversight and helps determine both the practice of geriatric psychiatry and the role of the geriatric psychiatrist within the long-term care facility.

J Clin Psychiatry 2002;63(8):747-748