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Table 3 Gait capacity. Use of walking aids and ambulation capacity at discharge.

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

Walking aid Comparison N = 53 Intervention N = 56 P-value Distance Comparison N = 53 Intervention N = 56 P-value
None 1 0 0.02 10 meter 6 8 0.2
Walking stick 0 6   20 meter 4 4  
Walking frame 43 37   30 meter 10 7  
Walker 9 13   50 meter 3 11  
     100 meter 30 26