Frailty and perioperative outcomes: a narrative review.

@article{Beggs2015FrailtyAP,
  title={Frailty and perioperative outcomes: a narrative review.},
  author={Thomas Beggs and Aresh Sepehri and Andrea Szwajcer and Navdeep Tangri and Rakesh Christopher Arora},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={2015},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={143-57}
}
BACKGROUND Frailty has no single universally accepted definition or method for assessment. It is commonly defined from a physiological perspective as a disruption of homeostatic mechanisms ultimately leading to a vulnerable state. Numerous scoring indices and assessments exist to assist clinicians in determining the frailty status of a patient. The purpose of this review is to discuss the relationship between frailty and perioperative outcomes in surgical patients. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We… CONTINUE READING
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