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19. Delayed surgery for hip fractures cause of preventable deaths, study finds

from Globe and Mail

Aug. 14, 2018: Patients with hip fractures should receive surgery on the day they are admitted into hospital or the following day to reduce the risk of death, according to a new study published recently in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study found the mortality rate is significantly higher among older patients who receive surgery on day three or more of a hospital stay. more


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