Hip fracture deaths more likely at small and medium community hospitals: study

VANCOUVER - Canadians with broken hips are more likely to die after seeking treatment at a medium or small community hospital, compared with large and teaching hospitals, a new study says.

The report by the Canadian Collaborative Study of Hip Fractures found that for every 1,000 patients admitted with a hip fracture, 14 more die at medium community hospitals, and that increases to 43 more at small community hospitals.

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