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Table 4 Impact of intervention during hospital stay, and 4 months and 12 months after hospital stay

From: Orthogeriatrics prevents functional decline in hip fracture patients: report from two randomized controlled trials

Hospital stay Comprehensive geriatric care (N = 361) Orthopedic care (N = 365) p-value
Waiting time for surgery in hours, mean (SD)a 30.5 (26.8) 29.2 (19.1) 0.761
Length of stay in days, mean (SD) 12.8 (7.9) 9.8 (6.7) < 0.0011
In-hospital mortality (%) 8 (2.2) 8 (2.2) 0.982
4 months after surgery Comprehensive geriatric care
(N = 295)
Orthopedic care
(N = 291)
 
New nursing home admissions (%)b 44 (16.9) 53 (20.9) 0.232
12 months after surgery Comprehensive geriatric care
(N = 260)
Orthopedic care
(N = 245)
 
New nursing home admissions (%)b 45 (19.2) 55 (25.3) 0.112
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. aWaiting time for surgery in hours, defined as hours from admission to start of anesthesia, missing from 7 patients in the orthopaedic care group and 2 patients in the comprehensive geriatric care group
  3. bInformation about new nursing home admissions missing/unknown in 2 patients in the orthopedic care group at 4 months, and 1 patient in the orthopedic care group at 12 months. Fifty patients from the orthopedic care group and fifty-two patients from the geriatric care group lived in a nursing home before the hip fracture
  4. 1Mann-Whitney U Test
  5. 2Pearson Chi-Square test