Table 6-21Late (>48 hours) versus early surgery for hip fracture (exclusion of patients unfit for surgery) - Clinical summary of findings

OutcomeLate surgeryEarly surgeryRisk RatioAbsolute effectQuality
Mortality 30 days36/497134/16510.89 (0.63 – 1.27)N/AVery low
Mortality at 1 year24/174238/34540.5 (0.34 – 0.74)N/AVery low
Change in residence (more dependent)22/174240/34540.55 (0.37 – 0.83)N/AVery low
Return to original residence128/1742974/34541.17 (1.07 – 1.28)N/AVery low

From: 6, Timing of surgery

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