October 5, 2022

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Spinal Anesthesia or General Anesthesia for Hip Surgery in Older Adults

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From the Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care (M.D.N., L.J.G., N.E., L.A.F.), Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics (R.F., A.J.S.-S., S.S.E.), and Orthopedic Surgery (S.M.) and the Centers for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation (M.D.N., L.J.G., N.E., L.A.F.) and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (R.F., J.D., A.T., A.J.S.-S., S.S.E.), University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, the Department of Anesthesiology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (E.S.S.), the Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (D.M.), and the Department of Anesthesiology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (E.H.), Philadelphia; the Division of General Internal Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ (J.L.C.); the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton (D.D.), the Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (T.S.), the Division of Orthopaedics, Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus, Ottawa (S.P.), the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Toronto (K.-J.C.), and the Department of Anesthesia, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (S.C.), Toronto, and the Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management, and Perioperative Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax NS (M.K.K.) — all in Canada; the Department of Outcomes Research, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland (D.I.S., S. Ayad); the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (F.S.), and the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine (J.M.) — both in Baltimore; the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School (E.R.M.), and the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School (K.V.), Boston, and the Department of Anesthesiology, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington (B.S.) — all in Massachusetts; the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine, New York University Langone Health (M.M.), and the Department of Anesthesiology, New York–Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (T.T.), New York, and the Department of Anesthesiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook (S. Azim) — all in New York; the Department of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (J.D.J.); the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh (C.L.); the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Falls Church (R.A.H.), and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond (S.K.) — both in Virginia; the Department of Anesthesiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford (R.S.), and the Department of Anesthesiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven (J.L.) — both in Connecticut; Division of Hospital Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland (B.P.); the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville (J.S.); the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Vermont Larner School of Medicine, Burlington, VT (M.A.H.); the Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Management, and Perioperative Medicine, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit (M.G.); the Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City (Y.R.); the Department of Anesthesiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago (A.N.); Specialty of Anaesthetics, University of Sydney, Sydney (R.D.S.); and the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville (B.F.S.A.).

Dr. Neuman can be contacted at [email protected] or at the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, 308 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Dr., Philadelphia PA, 19106.

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2113514

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