Guidelines for Optimal Quality Care of the Geriatric Surgical Patient Surgical Patient
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New comprehensive guidelines for the preoperative care of the nation’s elderly patients have been issued by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). The joint guidelines—published in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons—apply to every patient who is 65 years and older as defined by Medicare regulations. The guidelines are the culmination of two years of research and analysis by a multidisciplinary expert panel representing the ACS and AGS, as well as by expert representatives from a range of medical specialties.
Article abstract: http://www.journalacs.org/article/S1072-7515%2812%2900916-7/abstract