Frailty screening predicts risk of poor outcomes after surgery
A checklist to screen for frailty before surgery could help clinicians identify patients who are most likely to have poor outcomes and repeat hospitalizations, researchers say. The greatest value of this rapid-screening tool may be in helping surgeons identify people whose vulnerability isn't obvious or due only to age, and to take steps to lessen those risks before surgery, the study team writes in Canadian Medical Association Journal.
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