Researchers develop tool to aid in predicting postoperative risk in older adults
TSC members Anthony P. Marsh, Ph.D., Stephen B. Kritchevsky, Ph.D., W. Jack Rejeski, Ph.D. and Leanne Groban, M.D., M.S. contributed to the development of a preoperative self-reported mobility assessment tool. The tool predicted early postoperative complications, hospital length of stay, and discharge to a nursing home in older patients scheduled for elective noncardiac surgery. The study was highlighted by Tech Times.
The study, Self-reported Mobility in Older Patients Predicts Early Postoperative Outcomes after Elective Noncardiac Surgery, is published in the journal Anesthesiology.