The Impact of Pre-Operative Frailty on the Clinical and Cost Outcomes of Adult Cardiac Surgery in Alberta, Canada: A Cohort Study

There is limited information about the impact of frailty on public payer costs in cardiac surgery. This study aimed to determine quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) and costs associated with pre-operative frailty in patients referred for cardiac surgery.

Year of Publication: 2020

Authors: Carmel Montgomery, Colleen M. Norris, Darryl B. Rolfson, Henry Stelfox, Mohamad A. Zibdawi, Sean Bagshaw, Thanh Nguyen, Steven R. Meyer

Journal Title: CJC Open