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 5. Time intervals involved in the treatment of femur fractures, by hospital/databank
|Data source||Mean interval in days (IQR)
|Injury to admission||Admission to surgery||Surgery to discharge|
|Low- or middle-income country|
|BOHa||16.71 (4.50–25.00)||15.38 (7.25–22.5)||9.07 (6.00–10.50)|
|MTRHb||5.07 (0.00–0.00)||7.37 (2.75–9.25)||7.95 (4.00–10.00)|
|MOIc||2.63 (0.00–1.25)||3.80 (0.00–4.00)||3.19 (1.00–2.00)|
|KATHd||1.71 (1.00–2.00)||20.30 (11.00–25.00)||11.46 (6.00–12.00)|
|Mean for four hospitals||6.53 (NA)||11.71 (NA)||7.92 (NA)|
|HMCe||0.01 (0.00–0.00)||2.00 (0.00–2.00)||11.29 (6.00–11.00)|
|MHHf||0.03 (0.00–0.00)||3.89 (0.00–6.00)||18.53 (10.00–20.00)|
|NTDB||0.22 (0.00–0.00)||0.60 (0.00–1.00)||8.65 (0.00–2.00)|
|Mean for two hospitals and NTDB||0.09g (NA)||2.16g (NA)||12.82h (NA)|
BOH, Bedford Orthopaedic Hospital; CT, computed tomography; HMC, Hadassah Medical Center; IQR, inter-quartile range; KATH, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital; MHH, Medicine Horschule Hannover; MOI, Muhumbili Orthopaedic Institute; MTRH, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital; NA, not applicable; NTDB, United States National Trauma Data Bank.
a Mthata, South Africa.
b Eldoret, Kenya.
c Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania.
d Kumasi, Ghana.
e Jerusalem, Israel.
f Hannover, Germany.
g Significantly less than the corresponding value for the data from low- and middle-income countries (P < 0.001).
h Significantly less than the corresponding value for the data from low- and middle-income countries (P = 0.025).