Identify and define various etiologies of anemia in older adults.
Elderly patients in the outpatient or inpatient setting with chronic anemia.
List most common etiologies and evaluation of anemia in the elderly.
• Define the nomenclature for various levels of anemia in elderly patients.
• Outline a basic evaluation for anemia in elderly patients.
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