Prehospital fast track care for patients with hip fracture: impact on time to surgery, hospital stay, postoperative complications and mortality: a randomized controlled trial

Source:  Injury 2016, 8 February [epub]

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Date of publication:  February 2016

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Study examines whether PFTC has any impact on outcomes such as time to surgery, length of stay, postoperative complications and mortality.  400 patients were randomised to PFTC or the traditional A&E pathway.  PFTC improved time to x-ray and admission to ward as expected, but did not significantly affect time to start of surgery, length of stay, postoperative complications or mortality, though these outcomes were probably affected by other factors at the hospital.

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Acknowledgement:  Injury

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