Grand Rounds - Jul. 30, 2021
"Frailty in Surgery and Trauma: A Harbinger of Poor Outcomes"

Speaker: Richard Miller, MD. Chairman, Department of Surgery Chief of Surgery, JPS Health Network Senior Physician Executive, Acclaim Physician Group, Fort Worth, Texas


  1. Review the aging of America as a major emerging public health care problem.
  2. Define the Frailty Syndrome and the evidence for a specific phenotype.
  3. Discuss frailty as a predictor of surgical and trauma outcomes in older patients.
  4. Outline opportunities for intervention to optimize the care of this population at risk for major complications and poor outcomes.

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