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Table 5 Secondary outcome measures

From: Fast track hip fracture care and mortality – an observational study of 2230 patients

  Conventional treatment group (na = 1090) Fast track group (na = 1140) Between group difference
% (95% CI b) % (95% CI b) % (95% CI b)
Any cause reoperation 30 days 1.7 (1.1 to 2.7)¥ 0.6 (0.2 to 1.3)¥ −1.1 (− 2.2 to − 0.03)
Any cause reoperation 1 year 5.8 (4.5 to 7.3) 4.3 (3.2 to 5.6) − 1.5 (− 3.4 to 0.5)
Surgical site infection 30 daysc 2.5 (1.6 to 3.7) 1.8 (1.0 to 2.8) −0.7 (− 2.2 to 0.7)
Surgical site infection 1 yearc, d 3.0 (2.0 to 4.4) 2.0 (1.2 to 3.1) −1.0 (− 2.7 to 0.5)
Composite 30-day outcome 10.7 (9.0 to 12.7)# 8.1 (6.6 to 9.8)# −2.6 (−5.3 to −0.06)
30-day readmission 12.8 (10.9 to 15.0) 11.7 (9.9 to 13.7) −1.1 (−4.0 to 1.6)
  1. aNumber of patients in group
  2. b95% confidence interval
  3. cData available for hemiarthroplasty, total hip arthroplasty and sliding hip screws
  4. dSliding hip screws only followed up for infection for 30 days
  5. ¥Statistically significant difference in unadjusted (Fisher’s exact test, p = 0.017) and adjusted analysis (binary logistic regression) (odds ratio = 0.35 (95% CI: 0.15–0.84), p = 0.019, 0% missing)
  6. #Statistically significant difference in unadjusted analysis (Fisher’s exact test, p = 0.006)