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Hip Fracture Patient on Warfarin: Is Delay of Surgery Necessary?

Hip fractures account for more hospital days than any other musculoskeletal injury. Delay from hospital admission to surgery has been shown to result in poorer functional outcomes and increased hospital costs. This video compares transfusion rates, blood loss, delay of surgery, and short-term adverse events in (1) patients admitted on warfarin versus non-anticoagulated controls and (2) patients on warfarin with day of surgery (DOS) INR ≥1.5 versus <1.5.