Rory H. Fisher, MB, FRCP(Ed)(C), Director, The Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto and Interdepartmental Division of Geriatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.
The impact of the Romanow Report on the elderly is reviewed here. Recommendations for a Health Council, modernization of the Canada Health Act, improved home care and a National Drug Agency would benefit all elderly Canadians. However, the current unmet needs of the elderly, the value of specialized geriatric services and the developments in other jurisdictions are not recognized. The Romanow Commission fails senior citizens by ignoring their current unmet needs.
Key words: Romanow Report, recommendations, elderly.
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