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Difference in time to x ray with similar time to treatment decision leads to differences in waiting times of patients with hip fracture in a crowded emergency department
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    Waiting Times For Hip Fractures

    We read with interest the study by Chia et al1 showing that delays in x-rays results in delay in admission for patients with hip fractures. They report that a patient with a hip fracture is regarded as ‘non-urgent’ and as a result may have to wait for treatment. As this study is based in Taiwan they may not be aware of the ‘fast-track’ scheme and guidelines from the UK Audit Commission recommending that patients wait no l...

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