Tomasz Cieniawa, Aldona Kubisz, Antoni M. Szczepanik, Teresa Krzyzanowska, Jerzy P. Wordliczek
Med Sci Monit 1996; 2(3): RA378-385
The authors present contemporary views of the risk of surgery in the elderly. Analysing the incidence of coexisting diseases in this group of patients, they emphasise the importance of a thorough evaluation of circulatory and respiratory efficiency and renal fuction, and the significance of multiple classifications of perioperative risk factors which allow a precise precidiction of complications in the perioperative period.
Keywords: Risk Factors, complications, geriatric anaesthesia