Risk of in-hospital death after hip fracture higher in small and medium-sized hospitals
A study from a CIHR grant led by Drs. Boris Sobolev and Pierre Guy was recently featured on CTV News. The paper “In-hospital mortality after hip fracture by treatment setting” reported that more hip fracture patients died in small and medium sized community hospitals than larger teaching hospitals. For every 1,000 patients admitted with hip fracture, 14 more died at medium community and 43 more at small community hospitals compared to teaching hospitals. Similarly, for every 1,000 patients who underwent surgery, 11 more died at medium community hospitals compared to teaching hospitals.
Dr. Pierre Guy, Associate Professor at UBC, recently spoke to CTV. The CTV segment on the paper can be found here: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/deaths-from-hip-fractures-more-common-in-smaller-hospitals-study-1.3119518
The paper, recently published on CMAJ, can be found here: http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2016/10/17/cmaj.160522