Relationship between asking an older adult about falls and surgical outcomes.

  title={Relationship between asking an older adult about falls and surgical outcomes.},
  author={Teresa S. Jones and Christina L. Dunn and Daniel Sampson Wu and Joseph Cleveland and Deidre A Kile and Thomas N Robinson},
  journal={JAMA surgery},
  volume={148 12},
IMPORTANCE More than one-third of all US inpatient operations are performed on patients aged 65 years and older. Existing preoperative risk assessment strategies are not adequate to meet the needs of the aging population. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the relationship of a history of falls (a geriatric syndrome) to postoperative outcomes in older adults undergoing major elective operations. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS This prospective, cohort study was conducted at a referral medical center… CONTINUE READING
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