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Day case anaesthesia in the elderly 

Day case anaesthesia in the elderly
Day case anaesthesia in the elderly

Chris Dodds

, Chandra M. Kumar

, and Frédérique Servin

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date: 19 April 2019

Ambulatory anaesthesia can be a very good choice in elderly patients provided an adult can escort them home and take care of them.

The pre-operative anaesthesia assessment should be performed sufficiently ahead of the surgery to allow preparation and adaptation of chronic treatments.

Spinal anaesthesia is often associated with delayed discharge when compared with general anaesthesia using short acting agents.

When applicable, local anaesthesia or peripheral nerve block provide long-lasting post-operative analgesia.

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