Postoperative complications and mortality in older patients having non-cardiac surgery at three Melbourne teaching hospitals.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of postoperative complications, including 30-day mortality rate, and need for intensive care unit (ICU) admission in older patients after non-cardiac surgery. DESIGN AND SETTING Prospective observational study of all patients aged 70 years or older having elective and non-elective, non-cardiac surgery, and staying at… (More)