Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Time intervals in the treatment of fractured femurs as indicators of the quality of trauma systems

Amir Matityahu, Iain Elliott, Meir Marmor, Amber Caldwell, Richard Coughlin & Richard A Gosselin

Volume 92, Number 1, January 2014, 40-50

Table 3. Demographics, catchment areas and funding sources pertaining to the study hospitals

Characteristic Hospital
BOHa MTRHb MOIc KATHd HMCe MHHf
Population of city of location 120 000 193 830 4 000 000 1 468 609 750 000 520 966
Population of city and any suburbs 700 000 2 000 000 4 000 000 3 612 950 1 000 000 1 128 543
Estimated population of catchment area 4 000 000 13 000 000 4 000 000 3 612 950 1 000 000 1 128 543
Source of hospital funding Government Government Government Government Charity Government
Source of MEMS funding Government None None None Government Government
Study year or years 2010 2010 2010 2010–2011 2005–2010 2004–2010

BOH, Bedford Orthopaedic Hospital; HMC, Hadassah Medical Center; KATH, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital; MEMS, mobile emergency medical service; MHH, Medicine Horschule Hannover; MOI, Muhumbili Orthopaedic Institute; MTRH, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.

a Mthata, South Africa.

b Eldoret, Kenya.

c Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania.

d Kumasi, Ghana.

e Jerusalem, Israel.

f Hannover, Germany.