The Role of Surgical Prehabilitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond.

Publication date: Aug 01, 2023

The challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic caused a regression in baseline health of disadvantaged populations, including individuals with frail syndrome, older age, disability, and racial-ethnic minority status. These patients often have more comorbidities and are associated with increased risk of poor postoperative complications, hospital readmissions, longer length of stay, nonhome discharges, poor patient satisfaction, and mortality. There is critical need to advance frailty assessments to improve preoperative health in older populations. Establishing a gold standard for measuring frailty will improve identification of vulnerable, older patients, and subsequently direct designs for population-specific, multimodal prehabilitation to reduce postoperative morbidity and mortality.

Concepts Keywords
Covid COVID-19
Hospital Disability
Pandemic Long COVID
Postoperative Pandemic
Racial Prehabilitation


Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19 Pandemic
disease MESH syndrome
disease MESH postoperative complications
drug DRUGBANK Gold
disease VO population
disease MESH morbidity
disease MESH Long COVID
disease MESH sequelae

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