• Assessing Patient Frailty in Plastic Surgery: A Systematic Review

    7 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    As the population ages, level of frailty has become an important metric for assessing pre-operative patient risk. While medical and surgical specialties continue to adopt and standardize the use of frailty instruments, few articles within the plastic surgery literature utilise such instruments to predict poor post-operative outcomes. The purpose of this article is two-fold: 1) provide a comprehensive review of existing frailty instruments; and 2) summarise the existing evidence examining the role of pre-operative frailty assessments on peri-operative morbidity and mortality within plastic...
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