Regional Anesthesia Reduces Mortality, Length of Stay in Hip Fracture Patients, Study Finds
Journal of the American Medical Association.
Researchers compared anesthesia technique with 30-day mortality rate and length of stay among 56,729 patients, all over age 50, who were hospitalized with a hip fracture diagnosis between 2004 and 2011. Of these, 15,904 received regional anesthesia and 40,825 received general anesthesia during surgery.
According to the study 30-day mortality was 5.3 percent for regional anesthesia patients as compared to 5.4 percent for general anesthesia patients. However, regional anesthesia was associated with a six day length-of-stay versus 6.3 days in patients who received general anesthesia.
More Articles on Anesthesia:MEDNAX Acquires Anesthesia and Pain Management Group
Anesthesiologist Compensation: 5 Points
Dr. Guy Cavaliere Joins AllCare Clinical Associates
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2014. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.
To receive the latest hospital and health system business and legal news and analysis from Becker's Hospital Review, sign-up for the free Becker's Hospital Review E-weekly by clicking here.
New From Becker's ASC Review
Southern Medical Association names anesthesiologist Dr. Mark Williams presidentRead Now
- Consumer and clinician opinions on big data, telehealth and mHealth: 8 things to know
- Innovation's moral quandary: When am I obligated to reinvent the wheel?
- House Republicans sue Obama administration over PPACA: 5 things to know
- Just 1% of organizations will eliminate healthcare coverage, survey finds
- DOJ recovers $2.3B in healthcare False Claims Act cases in FY 2014