As the population of the developed world gets proportionally older, elderly patients will continue to present more and more frequently to hospital for surgery and anaesthesia. Elderly patients pose a clinical challenge to the anaesthetist, who must take into account their special physiological, pharmacological and psychological requirements. This book offers a concise introduction to the basic science and major clinical issues facing the anaesthetist when dealing with the elderly patient.<br />
This pocket book is the only practical guide on the management of elderly patients available for the clinical anaesthetist and senior trainee.
Written by: Chris Dodds|Chandra Kumar|Frederique Servin