The Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine's Eight Strategic Pillars for Development of Geriatrics Services in Malaysia.

Pillar 1

Growth in Number of Geriatricians

Increase number of geriatricians each year by a factor of 0.2.

Pillar 2

Geriatrics-trained Allied Health

Develop multidisciplinary teams skilled in the care of older persons.

Pillar 3

Geriatrics Liaison Services

Develop liaison services in orthopedics, perioperative assessments and oncogeriatrics.

Pillar 4

Specialists with Special Interest in Geriatrics

Collaborate with other specialties and medical subspecialties to develop specialists with special interest in geriatric medicine.

Pillar 5

Community Geriatrics Services

Enhance community based services to develop a care continuum.

Pillar 6

Undergraduate Geriatrics Curricula

Lobby for inclusion of geriatrics curricula in all undergraduate courses of healthcare professionals.

Pillar 7

Cognitive and Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments

Enforce the need for cognitive assessments and comprehensive geriatrics assessments for all older patients.

Pillar 8

Bridge the Social-Health Divide

Work jointly with welfare services to bridge the social-health divide.

To support the eight pillars for expansion of geriatrics services in Malaysia, the Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine also recommends Six Global Strategies (GS) as cross-cutting measures.

  • GS1

    To upskill geriatrics workforce in leadership, management and service development.

  • GS2

    To conduct dialogues with policy makers, affiliated societies and other stakeholders to streamline our objectives and strategies.

  • GS3

    To boost the membership of MSGM through special interest groups.

  • GS4

    To develop toolkits to aid and speed up the development of services and implementation of position statements/guidelines.

  • GS5

    To ensure inclusiveness of all ethnic groups, with specific attention to our indigenous population.

  • GS6

    To support, generate and implement research throughout all our programs.

The MSGM has produced its strategic planning which will hopefully lead us towards comprehensive geriatrics services led by 350 geriatricians by 2030. For a copy of this report, please download either the slide or document version below.

MSGM report for the Development of Geriatrics Service in Malaysia

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MSGM report for the Development of Geriatrics Service in Malaysia

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