Proximal femoral fractures are a major public health concern with estimated annual direct and social costs amounting to £2 billion and average 30-day mortality risk of 7.5%.
Proximal femoral fractures affect geriatric patients with multiple comorbidities and poor physiological reserve.
This renders patients vulnerable and a third will die within the anniversary of their injury.
A single centre, multi-surgeon review of 2060 patients performed.
The distribution of patient and treatment variables compared in patients admitted on a weekday or the weekend. Weekend admission 30-day mortality was marginally lower than weekday (9.7% vs. Increasing age, female gender, co-morbidities and confusion increased mortality risk.
As you might remember, I spent my sixth form at Brighton College.