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Rapid Geriatric Assessments

The Rapid Geriatric Assessment (RGA) is a screening tool developed by the Geriatrics Division of Saint Louis University. The RGA includes assessment of frailty, nutrition, loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia), and cognitive function. It is part of the HRSA-funded Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) to improve the health of older Missourians by training primary care health providers in geriatric medicine.

This assessment is intended to assist primary physicians in developing diagnoses, and management plans for common geriatric problems. The assessment allows physicians to do this in a quick, comprehensive manner.

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