This site contains the South Australian Clinical Prioritisation Criteria (CPC) for most frequently referred geriatric medicine conditions.

Geriatric medicine conditions

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of all conditions for outpatient services and does not exclude consideration for referral unless specifically stipulated in the geriatric medicine exclusions section.

Out of scope

Not all medical conditions are covered by the CPC, as certain conditions may be considered out of scope or managed by other specialist services:

Exclusions for public specialist outpatient services

Not all geriatric medicine conditions are appropriate for referral into the South Australian public health system. The following are not routinely provided in a public specialist outpatient service:

  • driving assessments – refer to occupational therapy statewide driving fitness assessment clinic
  • improving/resolving delirium
  • testamentary capacity assessment

Emergency information

See the individual condition pages for more specific emergency information.


We welcome requests for further information or feedback on the CPC and website, please refer to the relevant form below.

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The Geriatric Medicine CPC is due for review in October 2025.

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