Timing of hip fracture surgery and 30-day outcomes

Source:  Orthopedics, 2016, 39 (6) p. 361-368

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Date of publication: November / December 2016

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of patients admitted with a hip fracture to hospitals participating in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP), who were treated within the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) time-to-hip-fracture-surgery benchmark. The study also aimed to identify factors associated with missing the benchmark and to determine whether the benchmark was associated with improved 30-day patient outcomes.

Length of publication: 8 pages

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Acknowledgement: Healio

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