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What are the benefits of prehabilitation?

Prehabilitation may be of benefit to people with poor physical fitness by improving postoperative recovery and post-discharge functional survival. Prehabilitation has the potential to reduce the risk and potentially avoid postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD).

Prehabilitation includes a combination of exercise training, education and social support intended to improve people's physical and psychological readiness for surgery.

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