Author's replyBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7004.572c (Published 26 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:572
- Chris Todd
- Director Health Services Research Group, Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 2SR
EDITOR,--Many factors contribute to mortality after hip fracture, and our audit could not consider all the possible factors. The correspondents suggest several interesting variables, which we were unable to report on because our audit depended on information routinely collected in the units studied.
David Warwick and Michael Freeman, J Calder and E C Ashby, and K C Kong request information on rates of complications related to thromboembolic prophylaxis. Of the eight patients with infections of the hip joint, seven received no prophylactic anticoagulant treatment (2.3% of the 305 who did not receive it) but only one received some prophylaxis (0.4% of the …