Frailty is increasingly being recognized as a public health issue, straining healthcare resources and increasing costs to care for these patients. In this issue of ANESTHESIOLOGY, Canales et al. report the results of a pilot diagnostic accuracy study using point-of-care ultrasound to discriminate between frail and nonfrail patients before surgery. In an accompanying editorial, McIsaac discusses the strengths and limitations of currently validated measures for assessing frailty and the value for ultrasound assessment. Cover Illustration: A. Johnson, Vivo Visuals Studio.

  • Canales et al.: Preoperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound to Identify Frailty and Predict Postoperative Outcomes: A Diagnostic Accuracy Study, p. 268

  • McIsaac: Preoperative Frailty Assessment: An Opportunity to Add Value to Perioperative Care, p. 255