A simple novel model to predict hospital mortality, surgical site infection, and pneumonia in elderly patients undergoing operation.


BACKGROUND/AIMS Predicting models of operative morbidity and mortality in the geriatric population are important in the prevention of adverse surgical outcomes. METHODS A retrospective review of medical records was performed for patients over 80 years of age who underwent gastrointestinal surgery from 1998 to 2008. RESULTS 215 patients were identified… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000274485


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