Wait time for hip fracture surgery – association

Association Between Wait Time and 30-Day Mortality in Adults Undergoing Hip Fracture Surgery D Pincus et al.
Among adults undergoing hip fracture surgery, increased wait time was associated with a greater risk of 30-day mortality and other complications. A wait time of 24 hours may represent a threshold defining higher risk. JAMA. 2017;318(20):1994-2003. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.17606