Practical Reviews

New Strategies Needed for Acute Care in Elderly, Frail

Background: Patients aged >65 years undergo surgery more often than any other age group, and are at an excessive risk of having emergency surgical procedures. Age is an independent predictor of adverse postoperative outcomes and high resource use. Frailty as an expression of susceptibility to poor outcomes, due to age or disease related deficits, is a well-established risk factor putting patients at high risk and high resource use subgroups of the elderly patient population. Alt more...
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