Table 3

Perioperative information (full analysis population)

VariableTreatment groupP value
GFC
N=142
UCC
N=139
Time from injury to hospital admission (days)1421390.270*
 Mean (SD)1.0 (4.1)1.2 (5.5)
 Median (Q1; Q3)0.0 (0.0; 1.0)0.0 (0.0; 0.0)
 Min; Max0.0; 42.0−2.0; 51.0
Time from hospital admission to surgery (hours)142139<0.001*
 Mean (SD)33.9 (26.0)72.0 (77.8)
 Median (Q1; Q3)28.0 (19.0; 40.0)43.0 (22.0; 92.0)
 Min; Max2.0; 155.03.0; 513.0
Length of surgery: from incision to closure (min)1421390.904*
 Mean (SD)75.9 (35.2)75.1 (33.1)
 Median (Q1; Q3)70.0 (50.0; 95.0)70.0 (50.0; 92.0)
 Min; Max18.0; 227.025.0; 175.0
Duration of hospital stay from admission to discharge from orthopaedic/trauma department (nights)141137<0.001*
 Mean (SD)8.4 (4.7)12.9 (5.7)
 Median (Q1; Q3)7.0 (6.0; 10.0)12.0 (9.0; 16.0)
 Min; Max2.0; 42.03.0; 30.0
Type of anaesthesia, n (%)1421390.183†
 Spinal69 (48.6)71 (51.1)
 General69 (48.6)68 (48.9)
 Other‡4 (2.8)0 (0.0)
Type of initial surgery, n (%)1421390.261§
 Endoprosthesis49 (34.5)57 (41.0)
 Osteosynthesis93 (65.5)82 (59.0)
  • *Wilcoxon rank sum test.

  • †Fisher’s exact test.

  • ‡other: 1 general and ilioinguinal, 1 general with spinal block, 1 epidural block, 1 femoral nerve block and general.

  • §χ2 test.

  • GFC, geriatric fracture centre; UCC, usual care centre.