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Improving Perioperative Outcomes for Older People Undergoing Surgery

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posted on 2023-10-20, 03:41 authored by MARGOT ELIZABETH LODGE
As the number of older people undergoing surgery increases, so too does the need to provide high-quality care to these people. Such models of care do exist, but they are complex and not commonly used. My thesis examines the models of care for older people undergoing surgery in three hospitals. It describes the components of these models and how they are implemented. I examine ways to measure the pre- and post-surgical outcomes of this care from the perspectives of older people. I present a guide I developed with healthcare providers, that supports the implementation of these models of care in local hospitals.


Principal supervisor

Velandai Srikanth

Additional supervisor 1

Chris Moran

Additional supervisor 2

Darshini Ayton

Additional supervisor 3

Nadine Andrew

Additional supervisor 4

Jugdeep Dhesi

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Central Clinical School

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences