Optimal Preoperative Evaluation and Perioperative Care of the Geriatric Patient: A Surgeon's Perspective.


The elderly preoperative patient benefits from an assessment that includes more than a routine physical examination and electrocardiogram. Such an assessment includes domains likely to affect the elderly: cognition, functionality, frailty, polypharmacy, nutrition, and social support. This fosters decisions based on functional age rather than chronologic age… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.anclin.2015.05.012

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