Study: Screen surgery patients for frailty

February 18, 2021

Patients should be assessed for frailty before having many types of surgery, even if the surgery is considered low risk, a review of two national patient databases shows. Frailty is a clinical syndrome marked by slow walking speed, weak grip, poor balance, exhaustion and low physical activity. It is an important risk factor for death […]

A surgeon looking into a monitor during a laproscopy