Identifying older patients at high risk of poor outcomes after joint replacement surgery
This project will recruit over 600 patients aged 65 and older going for surgery at two hospitals in Ottawa, Ontario. Frailty assessments (using two different tools) will be conducted with each patient before surgery. Regular follow-ups will be conducted over the first year after surgery to see how patients are doing.
Daniel McIsaac, MD, MPH, FRCPC -- Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
McIsaac, D., Taljaard, M., Bryson, G.L., Beaule, P.E., Gagne, S., Hamilton, G., Hladkowicz, E., Huang, A., Joanisse, J., Lavallée, L.T., Moloo, H., Thavorn, K., van Walraven, C., Yang, H., Forster, A.J. Comparative assessment of two frailty instruments for risk-stratification in elderly surgical patients: study protocol for a prospective cohort study. BMC Anesthesiology. 2016:16:111.DOI: 10.1186/s12871-016-0276-0.
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