Patient and system factors of time to surgery after hip fracture: a scoping review

@inproceedings{Sheehan2017PatientAS,
  title={Patient and system factors of time to surgery after hip fracture: a scoping review},
  author={Katie Jane Sheehan and Boris Sobolev and Yuri Fabiola Vill{\'a}n Vill{\'a}n and Pierre Guy},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2017}
}
OBJECTIVES It is disputed whether the time a patient waits for surgery after hip fracture increases the risk of in-hospital death. This uncertainty matters as access to surgery following hip fracture may be underprioritised due to a lack of definitive evidence. Uncertainty in the available evidence may be due to differences in characteristics of patients, their injury and their care. We summarised the literature on patients and system factors associated with time to surgery, and collated… CONTINUE READING
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