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Surgical Medicine Open Access Journal

Improving Outcome for the Elderly Surgical Patients in a Singapore Teaching Hospital

Submission: June 21, 2018;Published: August 27, 2018

ISSN : 2578-0379
Volume2 Issue1

Abstract

The elderly patients admitted under surgery have longer lengths of stay and develop multiple complications during their hospital stay particularly with delirium, medical complications and functional decline. A Geriatrician’s input was helpful to identify incident and postop delirium early and put in measures to improve outcome, together with better nursing care and pharmacist’s input to reduce harm from medications.

Keywords: Elderly; Surgical patients; Postoperative delirium

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