Watch and wait strategy could be better than emergency surgery for patients with severe levels of frailty

New research published in Anaesthesia (a journal of the Association of Anesthetists) shows that for patients who are very frail, it may be better to adopt a "watch and wait" approach rather than proceeding to emergency surgery for five common medical emergencies. The study suggests this would actually improve outcomes, says Professor Richard Grieve of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
New research published in Anaesthesia (a journal of the Association of Anesthetists) shows that for patients who are very frail, it may be better to adopt a «watch and wait» approach rather than proceeding to emergency surgery for five common medical emergencies. The study suggests this would actually improve outcomes, says Professor Richard Grieve of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.