“In this session, we’re going to talk about the importance of fitness, frailty, function and perioperative medicine.”

Fitness, frailty and function are overlapping concepts. In the UK, about quarter of patients will be over the age of 65 by 2034. As patients age they may develop comorbidities. These factors combine to present a unique opportunity for the perioperative physician; fitness increases the chances of a positive outcome, time to ensure every patient is “fit for surgery”.

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Presented by Denny Levett, Professor in Perioperative Medicine and Critical Care at Southampton University Hospital NHS Foundation trust and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Southampton.