Spinal versus general anesthesia for orthopedic surgery: anesthesia drug and supply costs.

@article{Gonano2006SpinalVG,
  title={Spinal versus general anesthesia for orthopedic surgery: anesthesia drug and supply costs.},
  author={Christopher Gonano and Ursula Leitgeb and Christian Sitzwohl and Gerald C. Ihra and Christian Weinstabl and Stephan C Kettner},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2006},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={524-9}
}
Total hip or knee replacement surgeries are common orthopedic interventions that can be performed with spinal anesthesia (SA) or general anesthesia (GA). No study has investigated the economic aspects associated with the two anesthetic techniques for this common surgery. We randomized 40 patients to receive either SA or GA and analyzed the drug and supply costs for anesthesia und recovery. Anesthesia-related times, hemodynamic variables, and pain scores were also recorded. Total costs per case… CONTINUE READING

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