Comprehensive geriatric assessment can predict postoperative morbidity and mortality in elderly patients undergoing elective surgery.

@article{Kim2013ComprehensiveGA,
  title={Comprehensive geriatric assessment can predict postoperative morbidity and mortality in elderly patients undergoing elective surgery.},
  author={Kwang Ill Kim and Kay-Hyun Park and Kyung-Hoi Koo and Ho-Seong Han and C. Kim},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={507-12}
}
The proportion of elderly patients who undergo surgery has rapidly increased; however, clinical indicators predicting outcomes are limited. Our aim was to evaluate the significance of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) in elderly patients undergoing elective surgery. We studied 141 consecutive elderly patients (age: 78.0±6.5 years old, male: 41.1%) who were referred to our geriatric department for surgical risk evaluation. CGA was performed to evaluate physical health, functional status… CONTINUE READING
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