The effect of anesthetic technique on postoperative outcomes in hip fracture repair.

@article{OHara2000TheEO,
  title={The effect of anesthetic technique on postoperative outcomes in hip fracture repair.},
  author={D. A. O'Hara and Ann Duff and Jesse A Berlin and Roy M. Poses and Valerie A. Lawrence and Elizabeth Huber and Helaine Noveck and Brian L. Strom and Jeffrey J L Carson},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={947-57}
}
BACKGROUND The impact of anesthetic choice on postoperative mortality and morbidity has not been determined with certainty. METHODS The authors evaluated the effect of type of anesthesia on postoperative mortality and morbidity in a retrospective cohort study of consecutive hip fracture patients, aged 60 yr or older, who underwent surgical repair at 20 US hospitals between 1983 and 1993. The primary outcome was defined as death within 30 days of the operative procedure. The secondary outcomes… CONTINUE READING
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