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Table of Contents  |   April 2017
Anesthesiology
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents   |   April 2017
Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology 4 2017, Vol.126, A13-A16. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001622
Anesthesiology 4 2017, Vol.126, A13-A16. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001622
ON THE COVER:
Frailty is a risk factor for adverse postoperative outcomes. Hospitals that perform higher volumes of surgery have better outcomes than low-volume providers. In this issue of Anesthesiology, McIsaac et al. found that frail patients have reduced survival and increased failure to rescue when they undergo operations at hospitals having a lower volume of frail surgical patients. In an accompanying Editorial View, Wang and Wunsch discuss this study as a first step toward elucidating the best care options for frail patients who require surgery.
  • McIsaac et al.: Association of the Hospital Volume of Frail Surgical Patients Cared for with Outcomes after Elective, Major Noncardiac Surgery: A Retrospective Population-based Cohort Study, p. 602

  • Wang and Wunsch: Hospital Experience Caring for the Frail: A New Concern for Surgical Patients, p. 575