Br J Anaesth 2022 May 18. Epub 2022 May 18.
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada; ICES-Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
Background: Older people (≥65 yr) are at increased risk of morbidity and mortality after emergency general surgery. Risk prediction models are needed to guide decision making in this high-risk population. Existing models have substantial limitations and lack external validation, potentially limiting their applicability in clinical use. Read More