Advertisement

Aging Demographics and Anesthesia

Chapter

Abstract

Over the last century, life expectancy in the USA has increased dramatically. Only 100 years ago, it was common for people to die prior to their 50th birthday. The average age of the US population increased by as much as 14 years between 1900 and 1940. Of children born today, 95 % will exceed 50 years of age with many living well into their 80s.

Keywords

Health Care Cost Demographic Transition Health Care Reform Economic Dependent Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Suggested Reading

  1. Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans in 2002: Washington DC: US Department of Health and Human Services 2003.Google Scholar
  2. Christensen K, Doblhammer G, Rau R, Vaupel JW. Aging populations: the challenges ahead. Lancet. 2009;374:1196–1208.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Christensen K, Doblhammer G, Rau R, Vaupel JW. Ageing populations: the challenges ahead. Lancet. 2009;374:1196–1208.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Haaga JG, et al. What’s next for the demography of aging? Popul. Dev. Rev. 2009;35:323–365.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Klopfenstein CE, Herrman FR, Michel JP, Clergue F, Forster A. The Influence of an Aging Surgical Population on the Anesthesia Workload: A Ten-Year Survey. Anesth Analg. 1998; 86:1165–70.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. Manton G. Demographic trends for the aging female population. J Amer Womens Medical Association. 1997;52:95–105.Google Scholar
  7. Owens WD. Overview of anesthesia for the geriatric patient. Int Anesthesiol Clin. Summer. 1988;26:96–97.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Rice DP, Fineman N. Economic implications of increased longevity in the United State07/Table02.pdfs. Annu Rev Publ Health. 2004;25:457–473.Google Scholar
  9. United Nations Statistics Division, Demographic yearbook, Table 2 http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/dyb/dyb20.
  10. United States Census Bureau State and County Quickfacts. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html.
  11. US Census Bureau 1990. Current Population Reports. Special Studies, Centenarians in the United States.Google Scholar
  12. US Census Bureau. The 65 Years and Over Population: 2000, October 2001.Google Scholar
  13. Veering BT. Management of anaesthesia in elderly patients. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. Jun 1999;12:333–336.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Wilmouth JR. Demography of Longevity: past, present and future trends. Exp Gerontol. 2000;35:1111–1119.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. World health Organization, Ageing and lifecourse http://www.who.int/ageing/en/.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miller School of MedicineUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA

Personalised recommendations