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Implementing guidance on hip fracture: Authors' reply

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7455.1568-a (Published 24 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1568
  1. Alex Bottle ([email protected]),
  2. Brian Jarman,
  3. Paul Aylin,
  4. Roger Taylor
  1. Dr Foster Unit and Imperial College, Imperial College, London W2 1PG

    EDITOR—We agree with Ions that the stabilisation of medical problems is the main reason for delaying surgery on patients with a fractured neck of femur, and that comorbidities, particularly dementia, are important predictors of death. However, we disagree with the view that the timing of the operation is in itself …

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