Optimizing cost and short-term outcomes for elderly patients in laparoscopic colonic surgery

@article{Keller2013OptimizingCA,
  title={Optimizing cost and short-term outcomes for elderly patients in laparoscopic colonic surgery},
  author={Deborah S Keller and Justin Lawrence and Tamar B Nobel and Conor Delaney},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={4463-4468}
}
Elderly patients often are regarded as high-risk for major abdominal surgery because of a lack of functional reserve and associated medical comorbidities. The goal of this study was to compare the cost of care and short-term outcomes of elderly and nonelderly patients undergoing laparoscopic colectomy. Our hypothesis was that elderly patients managed with laparoscopic colorectal surgery and an enhanced recovery protocol (ERP) can realize the same benefits of lower hospital length of stay (LOS… CONTINUE READING
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