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2022 May 14

Eur Geriatr Med

Hip fracture management in the emergency department and its impact on hospital outcomes: a retrospective cross-sectional analysis.


Thiam C N, Khor H M, Pang G H M, Lim W C, Shanmugam T, Chandrasekaran S KC, Singh S, Zakaria M I B, Ong T
Eur Geriatr Med. 2022 May 14.
PMID: 35567676.


The emergency department (ED) plays an important role in initiating early treatment for hip fractures and ensuring prompt transfer to orthopaedic wards. This study reported on the care delivered in a tertiary centre ED in Malaysia and the association between time spent in ED with hospital outcomes.