Pilot trial comparing accelerated and standard surgical care for hip fractures
Accelerated care versus standard care among patients with hip fracture: the HIP ATTACK pilot trialCMAJ. 2014 Jan 7;186(1):E52-60. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.130901. Epub 2013 Nov 18
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Dr. P.J. Devereaux discusses how accelerated care versus standard care may provide benefits among patients with hip fracture.
Sixty patients with hip fractures were randomized to undergo surgical treatment using either an accelerated or the standard treatment protocol, in order to assess the feasibility of a true randomized controlled trial comparing these two approaches. Overall, feasibility targets were attained, with 60 patients recruited in less than 18 months, over 70% of eligible patients undergoing randomization, ...
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