90 day mortality rates for total hip replacements

Source: Lancet 2013, 382 (9898), 1097 – 1104

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Date of publication:  28 September 2013

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: There has been a decline in 90-day mortality rates following total hip replacement for osteoarthritis in England and Wales between 2003 and 201. The research identifies factors associated with decreased or increased 90-day mortality. They suggest the following practices may account for the improvement after taking into account confounding factors: posterior surgical approach, mechanical and chemical prophylaxis, and spinal anaesthesia

Length of publication:  8 pages

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Acknowledgement:  Lancet

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