The John A. Hartford Foundation-supported coalition of stakeholder organizations committed to improving the quality of geriatric surgical care has released a paper, Hospital Standards to Promote Optimal Surgical Care of the Older Adult: A Report From the Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery.

The paper in the Annals of Surgery is the culmination of a two-year evaluation, performed as a modified RAND-UCLA Appropriateness Methodology by the Coalition of Quality in Geriatric Surgery (CQGS), a multidisciplinary coalition organized by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and representing 58 diverse stakeholder organizations. The pilot phase now engages end-user hospitals to review standards and provide feedback on feasibility for more formal implementation.

 

To go to the Annals of Surgery abstract, click here.

To read the press release, click here.