Single-center studies identify frailty as a risk factor for 30-day postoperative mortality. The long-term and population-level effect of frailty on postoperative mortality is, to our knowledge, poorly described, as are the interactions of frailty with important predictors of mortality.
To measure the population-level effect ...
JAMA Surg. Published online January 20, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.5085