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Regional anesthesia cuts length of stay, mortality vs. general anesthesia in hip fracture surgery
June 24, 2014
Patients who received regional anesthesia during hip fracture surgery had moderately lower mortality and a significantly lower length of stay than those who received general anesthesia, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In a related study published in JAMA Internal Medicine this week, the team also reported high rates of mortality and functional disability among nursing home residents treated for hip fracture.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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