Purpose of the study: To test the predictive value of the Groningen FrailtyIndicator (GFI), Vulnerable Elders Survey 13 (VES-13), timed “get up andgo” and Preoperative Assessment of Cancer in Elderly (PACE) for postoperativemortality and morbidity.Method(s): International multi-center prospective cohort study. The combinationof components of PACE, timed “get up and go”, the VES-13 andthe GFI are administered within two weeks prior to the surgical procedure.Study population: Patients aged 70 years undergoing elective surgery fora solid tumor under general anesthesia are included.Outcome measures: Primary endpoint is 30 day morbidity and mortality.Secondary endpoints are length of hospital stay and the number ofadditional specialists involved in patient care in the 30 days after surgery.Patient data are recorded during the length of the hospital stay, the patientfile is used to retrieve these data. Additional data are collected at thepostoperative visit to the outpatient clinic.Result(s): This study has been recruiting since September 2008 and hasnow included 65 patients. It is expected to close in September 2010 afterrecruitment of 330 patients. Preliminary results will be presented.
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|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2009|