A comparison of surgical delays in directly admitted versus transferred patients with hip fractures: opportunities for improvement?

Abstract

BACKGROUND The increasing incidence of hip fractures in our aging population challenges orthopedic surgeons and hospital administrators to effectively care for these patients. Many patients present to regional hospitals and are transferred to tertiary care centres for surgical management, resulting in long delays to surgery. Providing timely care may… (More)

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