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Ageism in Healthcare Hurts Our Patients

Historically, scientific research has not focused on the needs and concerns of older adults or their caregivers. Older adults are routinely excluded from large research trials of medicines and clinical innovations, and, as a consequence, evidenced based approaches to care for older patients  are not often put into practice. Tideswell at UCSF is focused on improving the quality of care for older adults, including addressing the consequences of ageism in healthcare. To learn more about this topic, please read “Ageism in Healthcare Hurts Our Patients” by Stephanie Rogers, MD, a clinical fellow with the UCSF Division of Geriatrics. To read more about Tideswell’s work to support research projects focused on older adults and their caregivers, please click here.