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American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP)/American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Best Practices Guidelines: Optimal Preoperative Assessment of the Geriatric Surgical Patient

Product Type : Guidelines, Recommendations & Position Statements
Language : English
Publisher :American Geriatrics Society
Year of publication : 2013

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These recommendations published by The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) incorporate data obtained from a literature review of the most recent studies available at the time. As with all clinical reference resources, they reflect the best understanding of the science of medicine at the time of publication, but they should be used with the clear understanding that continued research may result in new knowledge and recommendations. These Recommendations are intended for general information only, are not medical advice, and do not replace professional medical care and physician advice, which always should be sought for any specific condition.

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As the population of the U.S. continues to age, greater demands on surgical services. It is imperative that strategies are developed to meet these growing demands and to ensure higher-quality care for geriatric surgical patients.

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP)/American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Best Practices Guidelines focus on the optimal preoperative assessment of the geriatric surgical patient.

These guidelines are a compilation of the most current and evidence-based recommendations for improving the perioperative care of this vulnerable population.

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