Ageism is defined as a systemic bias towards older adults because of their are. It is found across the spectrum of health care from a macro policy level down to the individual interactions of healthcare providers towards their patients.
Hines Duncliffe, Trevor; Johnston, William; Tsotsos, Lia E.; and Batt, Alan M., "Ageism is Getting Old!" (2018). Faculty & Staff Publications - Public Safety. 19.