American Society Of Anesthesiologists Offers Tips To Help Seniors And Their Caregivers Prepare For Surgery

As a growing number of the estimated 78 million Baby Boomers transition into their senior years, an increased focus is placed on the health of this important group of Americans. According to the United States Census Bureau, more than 12 percent of the total U.S. population is over age 65 and, of that segment, more than half will undergo at least one surgical procedure as senior citizens.

Research indicates that seniors are at an increased risk for experiencing complications both during and after surgery. In an effort to ensure that senior patients have the best possible outcome, the American Society of Anesthesiologists ASA has developed a set of tips to help prepare senior citizens and their caregivers for surgery.

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