Hip fracture deaths higher in small and medium-sized hospitals

CBC featured UBC research that found hip fracture deaths are higher in small and medium-sized hospitals.

The study found that for every 1000 patients admitted to hospital with hip fracture, 14 more die at medium community hospitals and 43 more at small community hospitals than those admitted to teaching hospitals.

“Health-care workers across Canada and hospitals are always trying to improve the care they deliver. The way we see this paper is sort of a call to action,” said Pierre Guy, a UBC orthopedics professor and study co-author.

The story also appeared on CTVMontreal Gazette and Castanet. Similar stories appeared on Health Day and Medical Xpress.