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Mortality Studies: A Review
  1. Alexander D. McLaren, MB, ChB, DRCOG, FFA
  1. From the Department of Anesthesia, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland.


There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that regional anesthesia reduces postoperative morbidity and may, in selected groups, reduce the postoperative mortality. Follow-up for a period of two to four weeks is necessary before some of these differences become apparent. There is need for large prospective studies to investigate the possible beneficial effects of regional anesthesia, particularly in terms of reduced postoperative mortality.

  • Morbidity
  • Mortality
  • Postoperative follow-up
  • Anesthesia
  • regional
  • general

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