Description of a geriatric assessment team incorporating a clinical pharmacist and other health professionals

K. A. Karnik, J. E. Fincham, C. L. Shaffer

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The make-up and functioning of a geriatric assessment team is described. This team was formed to evaluate elderly patient psychological, physical, social, and health status. Members of the multidisciplinary team included: a clinical pharmacist, physician, nurse, social worker, geriatric psychiatrist, neuropsychologist, dentist, and occupational therapist. The goal of the team was to prevent and/or postpone institutionalization of ambulatory geriatric patients. The clinical pharmacist member of this team provides a facilitative, important, and needed role which synergistically enhances the functioning of the entire team.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-92
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Geriatric Drug Therapy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 4 1994



  • Clinical pharmacist
  • Elderly
  • Geriatric assessment team
  • Prevention of institutionalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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