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Table 1 Baseline data.

From: The integrated care pathway reduced the number of hospital days by half: a prospective comparative study of patients with acute hip fracture

Data Comparison N = 56 Intervention N = 56 P-value Data Comparison N = 56 Intervention N = 56 P-value
Female/male 42/14 41/15 1.0 Type of living    
Mean age 84 84      Flat 31 37 0.3
SD (7.0) (6.9) 0.9    House 13 7  
        Service flat 12 12  
Living        
   With someone 19 14   Need of home help services    
   Alone 37 42 0.4    None 34 28 0.4
        Once a week 7 9  
        Daily 15 19  
Place of accident     Type of walking aid    
   At home 41 43 0.8    None 27 22 0.3
   Outside home 15 13      Stick 11 8  
        Walking frame 18 26  
Number of co-morbidities     Gait capacity •    
   Mean 2 3   Walking outdoors alone 31 26 0.4
   Range (0–8) (0–8) 0.3 Walking outdoors with assistance 9 11  
     Walking indoors alone 13 13  
     Walking indoors with assistance 2 6  
General medical health†     Cognitive functioning at admission††    
   A 10 5 0.1    Mean 8 7 0.4
   B 33 29      Median 9 8  
   C 13 22      Range (3–10) (3–10)  
Intra-capsular fracture 29 21 0.1 Pre-fracture independence†††•    
   Hemiartroplasty 28 18      80 – 100 % 36 35 0.3
   Osteosynthesis with 1 3      60 – 79 % 13 10  
Two parallel nails        < 60 % 6 11  
Extra capsular fracture 27 35      Mean 84 82  
        SD (16.5) (23.1)  
  1. Data on pre-fracture and admission status are from the patients in both groups. There were no differences in pre-fracture demographics between the two groups.
  2. • Missing data. Three patients died in the comparison group. Their available data were used.
  3. † Ceder scale.
  4. †† Pfeiffer's test.
  5. ††† Functional Recovery Scale.