Geriatric Anesthesia: A Practical Guide

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Author(s): Andrea Villa and Bharathi Gourkanti *

Pp: 1-9 (9)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815238877124010003

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The population is aging rapidly worldwide and as this occurs, the rate of surgical procedures in older people is increasing in conjunction with the required anesthesia services. Along with increased life expectancy, the disease burden is also expanding with advanced medical care. This chapter will explore the extent of worldwide aging demographics, the mechanics of aging, health care costs specific to geriatrics, and the significance of anesthetic considerations in a rapidly aging world.

Keywords: Geriatric population, Life expectancy, Demographics, Mechanics of Aging, Healthcare costs.

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