Emergency and elective surgery in patients over age 70.

  title={Emergency and elective surgery in patients over age 70.},
  author={Seth Keller and L. J. Markovitz and J. Wilder and Arthur H Aufses},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={53 11},
Emergency surgery in 100 patients over age 70 was associated with a 31 per cent morbidity and a 20 per cent mortality, significantly greater than the 6.8 per cent morbidity and 1.9 per cent mortality following elective procedures in the same age group (P less than .0005). Sixteen per cent (100 of 613) of all geriatric patients were operated on under emergent conditions and the postoperative hospitalization was often significantly prolonged when compared with similar elective operations (P less… CONTINUE READING
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