Perioperative Care Strategy for Older Adults

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Med Clin North Am. 2020 Sep;104(5):895-908. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2020.06.010.


Geriatric patients are not just older adult patients. Aging brings about unique physiologic, psychological, and sociologic changes within individuals. Recognition of these unique characteristics and measuring for their impact; instituting mitigating strategies; using age-specific anesthetic measures; and performing a systematic, algorithmic care model in the postoperative period overseen by a multidisciplinary team brings about enhanced outcomes and improved quality of care for this expanding group of patients.

PMID:32773053 | DOI:10.1016/j.mcna.2020.06.010

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