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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of patients

From: Implementation of an electronic care pathway for hip fracture patients: a pilot before and after study

  Control Group
(n = 129)
E-pathway Group
(n = 52)
P-value
Age, mean (SD) 84.9 (5.9) 82.8 (7.2) 0.036
Sex, n (%)
 Male 35 (27.1%) 14 (27.0%)  
 Female 94 (72.9%) 38 (73.0%) 0.977
Living Status Before Admission, n (%)
 Home 74 (57.4%) 33 (63.5%)  
 Care Facility/Residential Aged Care 55 (42.6%) 19 (36.5%) 0.086
Fracture Type, n (%)
 Intracapsular 63 (48.8%) 20 (38.0%)  
 Intertrochanteric 55 (42.6%) 13 (25.0%)  
 Subtrochanteric 10 (8.8%) 2 (4.0%)  
 Unknown 1 (0.8%) 17 (33.0%) 0.695
Type of Surgery, n (%)
 Internal Fixation (cannulated screws) 3 (2.3%) 4 (8.0%)  
 Hemiarthroplasty 45 (34.9%) 21 (40.0%)  
 Total Hip Replacement 53 (41.1%) 14 (27.0%)  
 Sliding Hip Screws/DHS 27 (20.9%) 8 (15.0%)  
 Intramedullary Nails/Gamma 1 (0.8%) 0 (0.0%)  
 Other 0 (0.0%) 5 (10.0%) 0.201
eGFR, mean (SD) 50.7 (11.7) 66.4 (18.8) < 0.001