Advancing care of older adult patients
The Geriatric Surgery Verification (GSV) Program has 32 surgical standards (two of which are optional) designed to improve surgical care and outcomes for older adults. Optimizing surgical care for older adults is critical, as patients 65 years and older account for more than 40% of all inpatient operations (and increasing).
This document details the resource standards, quality improvement and safety processes, data collection, and verification process. The program is based upon the standards detailed here that define the resources believed necessary to achieve optimal care for older adults undergoing surgery regardless of the hospital type or location.
The GSV Program verifies the standards in Optimal Resources for Geriatric Surgery have been met at participating hospitals. Browse the list to find a hospital near you.