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Health Care and You
January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
How American Medicine Could Do a Better Job Taking Care of Older People and Why it Doesn’t
What goes wrong when older people go to the doctor’s office, to the hospital, or to rehab? We will discuss what happens and how it could happen differently. You will learn how physicians, hospital administrators, drug companies, device manufacturers, and Medicare create the current reality. You will also learn what you can do to improve the care you get, and what policy makers can do to improve health care for all older people. Dr. Muriel Gillick is a physician specializing in Geriatrics and Palliative Care. She is a professor at Harvard Medical School and has written five books for a general audience about health care and older people. Her most recent book is Old and Sick in America: The Journey through the Health Care System. Register with the Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free.