“As a field, we’ve been really remiss in not understanding long-term surgical outcomes for older adults.”

Dr. Zara Cooper, a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and the director of the Center for Geriatric Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Nearly 1 in 7 older adults die within a year of undergoing major surgery, according to a new study that sheds light on the risks seniors face when having invasive procedures. Read the CNN article, “Research Helps Seniors Make Informed Decisions About Risks, Benefits of Major Surgery.”