Geriatrics Fellowship Training in Taiwan: What Has Been Achieved So Far

Liang-Kung Chen is the Director for the Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and Associate Professor of the Aging and Health Research Center, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan and is International Advisory Panel member for Age and Ageing journal.shutterstock_150440705

Taiwan became an ageing country in 1993 and is estimated to become an aged country by 2017, which makes it one of the fastest ageing countries in the world. By 2025, the percentage of people aged 65 years and older will be 20%, corresponding to an increase in the elderly population from 2.5 million to nearly 5 million within 15 years. This rapid demographic transition has had a huge impact on our country, especially the healthcare systems. Continue reading