Geriatrician Roles and the Value of Geriatrics in an Evolving Healthcare System

Authors: Timothy Bates, MPP | Aubri Kottek, MPH | Joanne Spetz, PhD

Topics: Integration and Collaboration, Primary Care

Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care

July 8, 2019

There are insufficient numbers of practicing geriatricians to meet the current demand for their services, and the shortage is projected to worsen in the coming decades as the number of older Americans rapidly increases. Understanding how to best leverage geriatricians as members of an overall care team is critical. This report is the second component of a 2-stage project examining current and emerging roles of geriatricians. The first report used existing scholarly work to provide a comprehensive analysis of the current landscape.

This report focuses on information solicited from field experts in geriatrics as to how geriatrician roles are evolving as healthcare systems and organizations reorganize care in response to a changing environment.

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