This is a consensus document produced by expert members of a Working Party established by the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI).
Peri-operative care of elderly patients – an urgent need for change. A consensus statement to provide guidance for specialist and non-specialist anaesthetists
The Age Anaesthesia Association is a group of multi-professional clinicians whose aim is to promote evidence based high quality perioperative care of elderly surgical patients. This consensus statement provides practical suggestions and recommendations to improve care for older people undergoing surgery, for example with perioperative dynamic testing in multiple domains
This NCEPOD report from 2010 presents a review of a sample of deaths following emergency and elective surgery in older people.
This improvement report summarises a programme to proactively manage the care of older people undergoing surgery (POPS) at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. The work has since been published as a guide by the British Geriatrics Society.
This report produced by The Royal College of Surgeons of England and Department of Health describes the key issues and standards related to the higher risk general surgery of the frail older patient.
Proactive care of older people undergoing surgery (‘POPS’): Designing, embedding, evaluating and funding a comprehensive geriatric assessment service for older elective surgical patients
This improvement report looks at the work of POPS (Proactive care of the Older Patient undergoing Surgery), a specialist multidisciplinary team based at Guys and St Thomas hospitals.