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Where are we now in perioperative medicine? Results from a repeated UK survey of geriatric medicine delivered services for older people

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Where are we now in perioperative medicine? Results from a repeated UK survey of geriatric medicine delivered services for older people. / Joughin, Andrea; Partridge, Judith Stephanie Louise; O'Halloran, Tessa; Dhesi, Jugdeep Kaur.

In: Age and Ageing, Vol. 48, No. 3, 01.05.2019, p. 458-462.

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Joughin, A, Partridge, JSL, O'Halloran, T & Dhesi, JK 2019, 'Where are we now in perioperative medicine? Results from a repeated UK survey of geriatric medicine delivered services for older people', Age and Ageing, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 458-462. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afy218

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Joughin, A., Partridge, J. S. L., O'Halloran, T., & Dhesi, J. K. (2019). Where are we now in perioperative medicine? Results from a repeated UK survey of geriatric medicine delivered services for older people. Age and Ageing, 48(3), 458-462. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afy218

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Joughin A, Partridge JSL, O'Halloran T, Dhesi JK. Where are we now in perioperative medicine? Results from a repeated UK survey of geriatric medicine delivered services for older people. Age and Ageing. 2019 May 1;48(3):458-462. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afy218

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Joughin, Andrea ; Partridge, Judith Stephanie Louise ; O'Halloran, Tessa ; Dhesi, Jugdeep Kaur. / Where are we now in perioperative medicine? Results from a repeated UK survey of geriatric medicine delivered services for older people. In: Age and Ageing. 2019 ; Vol. 48, No. 3. pp. 458-462.

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abstract = "Introduction: national reports highlight deficiencies in the care of older patients undergoing surgery. A 2013 survey showed less than a third of NHS trusts had geriatrician-led perioperative medicine services for older surgical patients. Barriers to establishing services included funding, workforce and limited interspecialty collaboration. Since then, national initiatives have supported the expansion of geriatrician-led services for older surgical patients. This repeat survey describes geriatrician-led perioperative medicine services in comparison with 2013, exploring remaining barriers to developing perioperative medicine services for older patients. Methods: An electronic survey was sent to clinical leads for geriatric medicine at 152 acute NHS healthcare trusts in the UK. Reminders were sent on four occasions over an 8-week period. The survey examined the nature of the services provided, extent of collaborative working and barriers to service development. Responses were analysed descriptively. Results: eighty-one (53.3%) respondents provide geriatric medicine services for older surgical patients, compared to 38 (29.2%) in 2013. Services exist across surgical specialties, especially in orthopaedics and general surgery. Fourteen geriatrician-led preoperative clinics now exist. Perceived barriers to service development remain workforce issues and funding. Interspecialty collaboration has increased, evidenced by joint audit meetings (33% from 20.8%) and collaborative guideline development (31% from 17%). Conclusion: since 2013, an increase in whole-pathway geriatric medicine involvement is observed across surgical specialties. However, considerable variation persists across the UK with scope for wider adoption of services facilitated through a national network.",
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