The Influence Of Time To Surgery On Mortality After A Hip Fracture

Background: The effect of time-to-surgery on mortality in acute hip fracture (AHF) patients has been debated and studies are inconsistent regarding from what time-limit mortality starts to increase. At Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Mölndal, surgery is recommended within 24 hours leaving little time for preoperative optimisation. However, internationally the definition of early surgery varies between 24 to 48 hours and over. This retrospective study was initiated to investigate the relation between time-to-surgery and 30-day mortality.