Exploring predictors of complication in older surgical patients: a deficit accumulation index and the Braden Scale.


OBJECTIVES To determine whether readily collected perioperative information might identify older surgical patients at higher risk of complications. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Medical chart review at a single academic institution. PARTICIPANTS One hundred two individuals aged 65 and older who underwent abdominal surgery between January… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2012.04109.x


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