Hazzard’s Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Sixth Edition (Principles of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology)

The most complete, authoritative guide available on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the elderly — updated with a new global perspective

A Doody’s Core Title for 2011!

“In addition to serving as a timely, comprehensive, state-of-the-art textbook of geriatric medicine anchored in science, evidence-based medicine, and patient-centered practice, the book also is intended to meet the learning needs of fellows in geriatric medicine. The authors succeed in modeling a textbook of geriatric medicine on textbooks of internal medicine. 3 Stars.”–Doody’s Review Service

The undisputed leader on the subject of geriatrics, this comprehensive guide combines gerontology principles with clinical geriatrics offering unmatched coverage of this area of medicine.

Written by some of the world’s most respected geriatricians, Hazzard’s Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology presents the most up-to-date, evidence-based medical information available — in a revamped 2-color design that makes finding the answers to your questions faster and easier than ever.


  • A greater emphasis on evidence-based medicine through the expanded use of Clinical Practice Guidelines and references to systematic reviews and critically appraised topics
  • A new international advisory board of 12 global authorities and an increased number of international contributors for a greater global perspective
  • Important new chapters on the cultural aspects of geriatrics, emergency geriatrics, hospital geriatrics, international geriatric care, and rural geriatric care
  • Information integrated with additional online resources
  • Tables, drawings, and clinical algorithms made even more effective by a new two-color design
  • 300 illustrations (including 64 in a full-color insert)

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1 comment for “Hazzard’s Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Sixth Edition (Principles of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology)

  1. MzSanCa
    December 24, 2012 at 2:08 AM

    Saved by Hazzard The book is ideal for an health professional who wants to specialize in the geriatric and gerontology area, or for whom wants an upgrade. The contents of the chapters in this book are thoroughly reviewed to meet the knowledge expectation and guidance for any health worker in the geriatric area or not. The geriatric syndromes are discussed in the light of recent therapeutic advances in the area and aiming the rational use of medicines in the elderly and their safety. The author uses explanation and analysis to present a subject or to clarify an idea. Its primary purpose is to explain. All the chapters have a good review refering to specialized magazines. The quality of the paper and ilustrations are outstanding , very good. This book helps me a lot by clarifying whatever I have been reading in specialized magazines.

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