Greenidge, C.; Harding-Goldson, Hyacinth; Ehikhametalor, K.; Reid, Marvin E.; Nelson, Maria
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Assessing Postoperative Adverse Events and Outcome in the Elderly Surgical Patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
52 Suppl. 6
Objective: To determine outcome and pre-operative factors affecting morbidity and mortality in the elderly surgical population. Method: This was a prospective observational study in which all patients 65 years and above, undergoing a surgical procedure between July and December 2002 at the University Hospital of the West Indies, were enrolled. Pre-operative variables of age, gender, physical status, comorbidity, surgical diagnosis, timing and procedure, type and duration of anaesthesia were documented. Outcome variables included postoperative complications, intensive care admissions and death. Statistical analyses were performed using Stata 7.0 (StataCorp, College Station, TX) and multivariate logistic regressions.....