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U of T PhD student publishes hip surgery research in major U.S. medical journal

from University of Toronto

Waiting more than 24 hours to undergo hip fracture surgery may be associated with an increased risk of death and complications, according to research published by a University of Toronto graduate student and medical resident. Dr. Daniel Pincus, a resident in orthopedic surgery, found the link after studying wait times and health outcomes of more than 42,000 people who had hip fracture surgery in Canadian hospitals. Patients who had surgery more than 24 hours after coming to the emergency room with a broken hip had a 6.5 per cent chance of death within 30 days, compared with a 5.8 per cent chance among patients who received more immediate care. more

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