Priority 16 from the Anaesthesia (Canada) PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How can health in frail and/or elderly patients be enhanced before receiving anesthesia for surgery?  (JLA PSP Priority 16)
Overall ranking 16
JLA question ID 0084/16
Explanatory note

This question asks about how to improve the health of frail and/or elderly patients before they receive anesthesia. Respondents wanted to know what factors should be assessed and whether it is possible to improve health before surgery. 


No systematic reviews identified

Health Research Classification System category  Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What are the considerations for pre-operative assessment of frail patients? ~ Is it logistically possible to improve patients physical (?mental) condition prior to undergoing an operation? (in our health care system)
Submitted by Healthcare providers, caregivers, patients
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0084
PSP name Anesthesia (Canada)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 49  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 15 May 2019