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Table 2 Outcome measures in the intervention and control group

From: The development of a comprehensive multidisciplinary care pathway for patients with a hip fracture: design and results of a clinical trial

  Intervention group Control group p
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Process outcome measures    
Mean time on ER (SD), minutes 196 (75) 208 (87) 0.59a
Median fasting time (IQR), hours 9 (8–12) 17 (8–24) <0.001a
Waiting > 1 day for operation (%) 20 (8) 20 (14) 0.042b
General analgesia (%) 166 (65) 73 (50) 0.006b
Treated with a prosthesis (%) 92 (36) 46 (32) 0.44b
Consult of other specialists (%) 43 (17) 42 (29) 0.05b
Median length of stay (IQR), days 7 (6–10) 11 (7–16) <0.001a
Discharge to nursing home (%) 195 (76) 100 (69) 0.88b
Patient outcome measures    
Patients with complications (%) 130 (51) 71 (49) 0.76b
Patients with delirium (%) 42 (16) 20 (14) 0.48b
In-hospital mortality 5 (2) 8 (6) 0.03b
Mortality in 30 days (%) 13 (5) 13 (9) 0.78b
Reoperation within 1 year (%) 31 (12) 23 (16) 0.29b
  1. Abbreviations: SD: standard deviation; IQR, interquartile range.
  2. aindependent sample t-test; bChi-squared test (Phi test).