Committees  |   April 2016
Now Is the Time for a Paradigm Shift in Geriatric Anesthesia
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  • Lisa Crossley, M.D.
    Committee on Geriatric Anesthesia
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Geriatric Anesthesia / Committees
Committees   |   April 2016
Now Is the Time for a Paradigm Shift in Geriatric Anesthesia
ASA Monitor 04 2016, Vol.80, 40-41.
ASA Monitor 04 2016, Vol.80, 40-41.
More than a decade ago, the Society for the Advancement of Geriatric Anesthesia (SAGA) was established with the goal of improving the perioperative care of the elderly. A geriatric anesthesia curriculum1  was created to guide physician anesthesiologists in taking care of geriatric patients. Despite these efforts, however, perioperative morbidity and mortality remains high in these patients. Since more than 55 percent of surgical procedures are conducted on patients aged 65 and older – a population that has shown tremendous growth in numbers – it is now time for a paradigm shift toward geriatric anesthesia as a specialized area of care.
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