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Optimal preoperative assessment of the geriatric surgical patient: a best practices guideline from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and the American Geriatrics Society.
Chow WB, Rosenthal RA, Merkow RP, Ko CY, Esnaola NF. J Am Coll Surg. 2012;215:453-466.
This guideline describes recommendations for preoperative assessment of elderly surgical patients, including risk factors for postoperative delirium and pulmonary complications, to enhance safety and reduce readmissions.
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Powell AE, Davies HT. Soc Sci Med. 2012;75:807-814.
In three British hospitals, poor teamwork between physicians and nurses impaired efforts to improve the quality of postoperative pain management due to both parties' reluctance to step outside their perceived professional boundaries.