Almost two-thirds (65 per cent) of hip fracture patients aged 65
and older had surgery on the day they were admitted to hospital or
the next day in 2005-2006, but new indicators published recently by
the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) show that some
patients have longer waits. For example, eight per cent of seniors
admitted to Canadian hospitals outside Quebec with hip fractures
(about 1,400 patients) spent four or more days in hospital before
Source:Canadian Institute for Health Information
Date published: 05-30-07
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