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Table 3 Perioperative data

From: Frailty in the over 65’s undergoing elective surgery (FIT-65) – a three-day study examining the prevalence of frailty in patients presenting for elective surgery

All participants (n = 218)
Surgical specialty
 Orthopaedics 43 (19.7%)
 Urology 37 (17.0%)
 Eyes 22 (10.1%)
 Abdominal – Lower GI 20 (9.2%)
 Gynaecology 15 (6.9%)
 Burns & Plastics 14 (6.4%)
 Head & Neck 12 (5.5%)
 Abdominal – Upper GI 9 (4.1%)
 Cardiac 8 (3.7%)
 Thoracic 7 (3.2%)
 Vascular 7 (3.2%)
 Neurosurgery 6 (2.8%)
 Abdominal – Hepatobiliary 2 (0.9%)
 Other 16 (7.3%)
ASA
 1 4 (1.8%)
 2 75 (34.4%)
 3 53 (24.3%)
 4 6 (2.8%)
 Not documented 80 (36.7%)
Type of anaesthetic
 General—inhalational 84 (38.5%)
 General—target controlled infusion 51 (23.4%)
 Local infiltration only 41 (18.8%)
 Spinal 23 (10.6%)
 Regional block 11 (5.0%)
 Sedation 6 (2.8%)
 Unknown 2 (0.9%)