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Scaling up perioperative medicine for older people undergoing surgery (POPS) services; use of a logic model approach

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-484
Number of pages7
JournalClinical medicine (London, England)
Issue number6
Published1 Nov 2019

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Perioperative medicine for older people undergoing surgery (POPS) services are gaining traction, in acknowledgment of the poorer outcomes experienced by older surgical patients. In response to the NHS' growing focus on scaling innovation, a logic model of the POPS service at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust was developed to articulate a founding centre's experience. The logic model was applied as a means of service evaluation and to guide implementation of a new POPS service at a district general trust. This is a novel study within the field of perioperative medicine for older people, interlinking implementation science theory to achieve meaningful clinical results and describe the lessons learnt during the process. Future work will include validation of this logic model to facilitate national POPS scale-up.

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