FACTS AND STATS

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 undergoing surgery.
Source:Canadian Institute for Health Information
Date published: 05-30-07


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