Overall survival rate is most important measure

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7004.572a (Published 26 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:572
  1. David Warwick,
  2. Michael Freeman
  1. Lecturer in orthopaedic surgery University of Bristol, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol BS2 8HW
  2. Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Bone and Joint Research Unit, London E1 1AD

    EDITOR,--The audit of hip fracture in East Anglia concludes that anticoagulant prophylaxis against thromboembolism reduces the frequency of fatal pulmonary embolism.1 The haemorrhagic side effects of such treatment may, however, be important in a group of patients known to have a high prevalence of coexisting cardiovascular and …

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