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May 19, 2021

To Perform or Not to Perform Surgery for Frail Patients?

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  • 1Lung Cancer and Respiratory Disease Center, Yamanashi Central Hospital, Yamanashi, Japan
JAMA Surg. 2021;156(9):890-891. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.1528

To the Editor I wish to discuss the implications of the article titled “Association Between Patient Frailty and Postoperative Mortality Across Multiple Noncardiac Surgical Specialties”1 by George et al. The authors demonstrated that frailty was associated with postoperative mortality across all noncardiac surgical specialties regardless of case mix subject to different physiologic stress levels in surgical procedures.1

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