Preoperative Screening.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Older adults undergoing elective surgical procedures suffer higher rates of morbidity and mortality than younger patients. A geriatric-focused preoperative evaluation can identify risk factors for complications and opportunities for health optimization and care coordination. Key components of a geriatric preoperative evaluation include (1) assessments of function, mobility, cognition, and mental health; (2) reviews of medical conditions and medications; and (3) discussion of risks, preferences, and goals of care. A geriatric-focused, team-based approach can improve surgical outcomes and patient experience.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Marwell, JG; Heflin, MT; McDonald, SR

Published Date

  • February 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 95 - 105

PubMed ID

  • 29129220

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-8853

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cger.2017.08.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States