Delayed surgical fixation of fractured hips in older people: impact on mortality.

@article{Williams2005DelayedSF,
  title={Delayed surgical fixation of fractured hips in older people: impact on mortality.},
  author={Andy Williams and Rebecca Francine Jester},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2005},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={63-9}
}
AIM The aim of this project was to ascertain whether increasing delays from admission to surgical repair of hip fractures showed a direct relationship to mortality within the first postoperative year. BACKGROUND It has been recommended that surgical repair of hip fractures should be performed within 24 hours of admission in an effort to reduce postoperative mortality. A literature review of articles relevant to this directive revealed that previous research is conflicting in its findings, and… CONTINUE READING

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