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2019 Feb 01

Dtsch Arztebl Int



The Perioperative Care of Older Patients.


Olotu C, Weimann A, Bahrs C, Schwenk W, Scherer M, Kiefmann R
Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2019 Feb 01; 116(5):63-69.
PMID: 30950385.


Elderly patients are a growing and vulnerable group with an elevated perioperative risk. Perioperative treatment pathways that take these patients' special risks and requirements into account are often not implemented in routine clinical practice.