Relationship Between Time Under Anesthesia and Length of Stay in Hospital

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Falowski, Chloe
Issue Date
2024-05-06
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The purpose of this question, “Is there a relationship between the time under anesthesia during an orthopedic surgery and the length of time post-operatively spent in the hospital?”, is to examine the impact of anesthesia on adults over the age of 18 that have undergone anesthesia during orthopedic surgery . This retrospective chart review and supporting reviews of numerous research articles assisted to acknowledge the importance of the relationship between surgical procedures on recovery time and discharge. The findings demonstrated an inverse relationship between the time under anesthesia during an orthopedic surgery and the length of hospital stay. However, there was a statistically significant relationship between age and length of stay in the hospital. Some factors that may have skewed the results of this study include, how many surgeries were examined and the two different types of anesthesia. The conclusion of this research will potentially inspire the implementation of interventions for older adults undergoing orthopedic surgery.
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