Data from a study published in the Sept. 20 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery suggest that hip fracture surgical outcomes may not be significantly affected by surgeon or hospital volume. 

The authors reviewed information on 14,294 patients from a single, large, integrated healthcare system. They found no significant association between surgeon or hospital volume and mortality at 30 days, 90 days, or 1 year, and also no association between surgeon or hospital volume and reoperation, medical complications, or unplanned readmission. The authors state that the data do not suggest that hip fractures be preferentially directed toward high-volume surgeons or hospitals for treatment. Learn more...

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