Published: 3 December 2023
Author(s): Paolo Dionigi Rossi, Simona Ciccone
Issue: March 2024
Section: Letter to the Editor

The reorganization of the healthcare system in the last decades has dramatically reduced the time available for medical examination, so collecting medical history can be particularly challenging for doctors when dealing with elderly patients due to the accumulation of numerous clinical events and pathologies that come with advancing age. This mainly occurs in the last years of life, when older adults become frail and must move between different care settings. The word “anamnesis” dates back to ancient Greece, meaning "memory.” Around the 5th century B.C.


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