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Peri-operative care of the elderly 2014

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Last updated:1st Jan 2014

This guideline is intended specifically to inform anaesthetists about best-practice management of the older surgical patient throughout the peri-operative period, as members of a multidisciplinary team. It updates the only previous specific professional guidance in this area.

This guideline is specific to the role of anaesthesia within the multidisciplinary peri-operative care given to elderly surgical patients.

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