Source: Anaesthesia 2012, 67 (1), 85-98
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Date of publication: January 2012
Publication type: Guideline
In a nutshell: All patients with hip fractures should be fast-tracked through hospital emergency departments and operated on within 48 hours of admission according to new consensus guidelines developed by UK experts in anaesthesia, orthopaedics, geriatrics and emergency medicine. It recommends that patients should receive multidisciplinary care, led by orthogeriatricians. It is hoped that these guidelines will address current variations in clinical practice giving patients a more consistent approach.
Length of publication: 14 pages
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