Anesthesia Technique, Mortality, and Length of Stay After Hip Fracture Surgery
Medicine and Health Sciences
Physical Sciences and Mathematics
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.