Priority 5 from the Anaesthesia (Canada) PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How can outcomes in frail and/or elderly patients be improved after receiving anesthesia for surgery? (JLA PSP Priority 5)
Overall ranking 5
JLA question ID 0084/05
Explanatory note

This questions asks about how anesthesia can be delivered to frail and/or elderly people to improve their outcomes after surgery. Respondents wanted to know about the negative effects of anesthesia, like memory loss, on frail and/or elderly people and how anesthesia can be improved to minimize negative effects and promote positive effects of surgery.


No systematic reviews identified

Health Research Classification System category  Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What is the optimal dosing/combination of Anaesthesia meds to minimize post op memory impairment in the elderly? ~ How does anesthesia impact things important to older people like thinking and independence. 
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