Improving outcomes in older people undergoing elective surgery.

  • Japinder Dhesi
  • Published 2010 in
    The journal of the Royal College of Physicians of…

Abstract

Older people have much to gain from surgery, but pose a significant challenge not only in emergency surgery but also in elective surgery. Despite significant progress in the care of older surgical patients, they remain more likely to 'fail' pre-assessment and have higher rates of post-operative complications than younger people. The evidence suggests that… (More)

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