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Impact of Age on Perioperative Complications and Length of Stay in Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery

Carísi A. Polanczyk, MD, ScD; Edward Marcantonio, MD, MS; Lee Goldman, MD, MPH; Luis E.P. Rohde, MD, ScD; John Orav, PhD; Carol M. Mangione, MD, MPH; and Thomas H. Lee, MD, ScD
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From Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; and the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, California.


Grant Support: By grant RO1-HS06573 from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Rockville, Maryland.

Requests for Single Reprints: Thomas H. Lee, MD, Partners Community HealthCare, Inc., Prudential Tower, 11th Floor, 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199; e-mail, thlee@partners.org.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Polanczyk and Rohde: Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Ramiro Barcelos 2350/2225, Porto Alegre, RS 9000, Brazil.

Dr. Marcantonio: Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131.

Dr. Goldman: University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, 505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143-0120.

Dr. Orav: Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115.

Dr. Mangione: University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, 911 Broxton Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

Dr. Lee: Partners Community HealthCare, Inc., Prudential Tower, 11th Floor, 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199.

Author Contributions: Conception and design: C.A. Polanczyk, E. Marcantonio, L. Goldman, L.E.P. Rohde, C.M. Mangione, T.H. Lee.

Analysis and interpretation of the data: C.A. Polanczyk, E. Marcantonio, L. Goldman, L.E.P. Rohde, E.J. Orav, T.H. Lee.

Drafting of the article: C.A. Polanczyk, L.E.P. Rohde, T.H. Lee.

Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: C.A. Polanczyk, E. Marcantonio, L. Goldman, L.E.P. Rohde, E.J. Orav, C.M. Mangione, T.H. Lee.

Final approval of the article: C.A. Polanczyk, E. Marcantonio, L. Goldman, L.E.P. Rohde, E.J. Orav, C.M. Mangione, T.H. Lee.

Provision of study materials or patients: L. Goldman, T.H. Lee.

Statistical expertise: C.A. Polanczyk, E.J. Orav, T.H. Lee.

Obtaining of funding: L. Goldman, T.H. Lee.

Administrative, technical, or logistic support: L. Goldman, T.H. Lee.

Collection and assembly of data: E. Marcantonio, L. Goldman, C.M. Mangione, T.H. Lee.


Ann Intern Med. 2001;134(8):637-643. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-134-8-200104170-00008
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As the U.S. population ages, major surgical procedures are being performed in elderly patients with increasing frequency (1), but few data are available to guide preoperative risk stratification. Several studies have described correlates of cardiac morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery (28), but the number of elderly patients in most series has been small. Furthermore, few data are available on noncardiac complications, the overall complication rate, and length of stay.

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Summary for Patients

The Effect of Age on the Risk for Complications and Death after Noncardiac Surgery

The summary below is from the full report titled “Impact of Age on Perioperative Complications and Length of Stay in Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery.” It is in the 17 April 2001 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (volume 134, pages 637-643). The authors are CA Polanczyk, E Marcantonio, L Goldman, LEP Rohde, J Orav, CM Mangione, and TH Lee.

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