Major Geriatric Surgery Carries 13% 1-Year Mortality Rate, Study Finds
December 7, 2022 | Strategic Insights for Health System
What**'**s the**news. * More than 13% of community-dwelling older adults die within one year after major surgery, according to an [October 2022 study in JAMA Surgery*](https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamasurgery/article-abstract/2797666). Major surgery was defined as any operating room-based procedure requiring the use of general anesthesia for a nonpercutaneous nonendoscopic invasive operation.