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Figure 5. Major or fatal postoperative complications in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, by age

Research in Action, Issue 4

 

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4.3 percent of patients 50-59 years old had postoperative complications; 5.7 percent of patients 60-59 years old had postoperative complications; 9.6 percent of patients 70-79 years old had postoperative complications; and 12.5 percent of patients 80 and over had postoperative complications.

Source: Polanczyk CA, Marcantonio E, Goldman L, et al. Impact of age on perioperative complications and length of stay in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. Ann Intern Med 2001;134(8):637-43.

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Internet Citation: Figure 5. Major or fatal postoperative complications in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, by age: Research in Action, Issue 4. May 2002. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/aging/osteoria/osteoriaf5.html