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Articles on elderly in Serbian medical journals

Author(s): Despotović Nebojša | Milošević Dragoslav P. | Erceg Predrag | Davidović Mladen

Journal: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
ISSN 0370-8179

Volume: 137;
Issue: 9-10;
Start page: 534;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: elderly | children | representation | journal

Introduction Population aging is a feature of all countries in the world. According to statistics, the Republic of Serbia is one of the countries with the majority of the elderly. Taking this into account, are articles on the elderly well represented in domestic medical journals? Objective The aim of the paper was to determine whether there was a sufficient number of articles on the elderly in domestic medical journals. Methods The articles on the elderly were searched using search engines in domestic and foreign medical journals for the last 5 years compared with the number of articles on children in the same publications for the same period. Results In the Serbian Citation Index, 11 articles on the topic of the elderly, and 487 on children were registered. In Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo, there was registered only one article on the topic of the elderly, and 30 on children. In Vojnosanitetski pregled, 2 articles on the elderly and 13 on children were registered (p
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