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Journal of the American Medical Association
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.
The original and published work is available at: http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/1883020
Neuman, M., Rosenbaum, P. R., Ludwig, J., Zubizarreta, J., & Silber, J. H. (2014). Anesthesia Technique, Mortality, and Length of Stay After Hip Fracture Surgery. Journal of the American Medical Association, 311 (24), 2508-2517. http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.2014.6499
Date Posted: 27 November 2017
This document has been peer reviewed.