General versus spinal anaesthesia for patients aged 70 years and older with a fracture of the hip.

@article{Basques2015GeneralVS,
  title={General versus spinal anaesthesia for patients aged 70 years and older with a fracture of the hip.},
  author={Bryce A. Basques and Daniel D Bohl and Nicholas S. Golinvaux and Andre M. Samuel and J. Grauer},
  journal={The bone & joint journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={97-B 5},
  pages={689-95}
}
The aim of this study was to compare the operating time, length of stay (LOS), adverse events and rate of re-admission for elderly patients with a fracture of the hip treated using either general or spinal anaesthesia. Patients aged ≥ 70 years who underwent surgery for a fracture of the hip between 2010 and 2012 were identified from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database. Of the 9842 patients who met the inclusion criteria, 7253 (73.7… CONTINUE READING
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