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News: Unfit patients more at risk from operations than older people

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Unfit patients more at risk from operations than older people 

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Unfit patients more at risk from operations than older people 

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A study led by Professor Mike Trenell, an NIHR Senior Fellow at Newcastle University found that being physically fit is a more important factor than age when it comes to the outcomes of surgery and the length of hospital stays. Fit older people had a lower risk of dying, recovered better after surgery and had a shorter say in hospital than unfit younger people. The study, published in the Annals of Surgery, also revealed that on average an unfit person cost the NHS an extra £6,000 every time they have an operation, due to longer recovery times in hospital.

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Newcastle University press release 

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14/06/2013 

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14/07/2013 

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Created at 14/06/2013 15:28  by Leonilde Yahyaoui 
Last modified at 14/06/2013 15:28  by Leonilde Yahyaoui