Anesthesia technique, mortality, and length of stay after hip fracture surgery.

@article{Neuman2014AnesthesiaTM,
  title={Anesthesia technique, mortality, and length of stay after hip fracture surgery.},
  author={Mark D. Neuman and Paul R. Rosenbaum and Justin M. Ludwig and Jos{\'e} R. Zubizarreta and Jeffrey H. Silber},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2014},
  volume={311 24},
  pages={2508-17}
}
IMPORTANCE More than 300,000 hip fractures occur each year in the United States. Recent practice guidelines have advocated greater use of regional anesthesia for hip fracture surgery. OBJECTIVE To test the association of regional (ie, spinal or epidural) anesthesia vs general anesthesia with 30-day mortality and hospital length of stay after hip fracture. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS We conducted a matched retrospective cohort study involving patients 50 years or older who were undergoing… CONTINUE READING
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