Frailty is well recognized as a geriatric syndrome that has significant association with outcomes after surgical intervention.1 Despite the recognition of frailty, there is no consensus on how to best measure or intervene on the modifiable risks that compose the frailty syndrome.2 In addition, further work is needed on how best to incorporate the finding of frailty into the decision-making process for older adults considering surgical intervention.
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Shellito A, Russell MM, Rosenthal RA. Looking Beyond Mortality Among Older Adults Who Are Frail and Considering Surgical Intervention. JAMA Surg. Published online November 13, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2019.4638
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