Preoperative geriatric assessment reduced hospital stay and complications in patients ≥ 65 y having vascular surgery.

@article{Weed2017PreoperativeGA,
  title={Preoperative geriatric assessment reduced hospital stay and complications in patients ≥ 65 y having vascular surgery.},
  author={Harrison G. Weed},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={167 2},
  pages={JC2}
}
Intervention: Preoperative comprehensive geriatric assessment and optimization (n = 104) or usual care (n = 105). Comprehensive assessment and optimization was delivered in an outpatient clinic by a multidisciplinary team that included a geriatrician, clinical nurse specialist, occupational therapist, and social worker in accordance with patient needs. The team assessed such factors as cognition, general health, functional independence, social support, medication use, nutrition, and mood to… CONTINUE READING