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Table 2 Key variables: quantitative data collection

From: Protocol-based management of older adults with hip fractures in Delhi, India: a feasibility study

Data collection

On admission

At discharge

30-day follow-up


- Care-seeking behaviour

- Socio-demographic characteristics

- Co-morbidities

- Hospital service processes

- Pre-operative, operative and post-operative care

- Complications

- Mobilitya

- Functional statusa

- Living arrangements

- Re-admission/surgery

Best-practice indicators and outcomes

Time from injury to admission in A&E

Time from A&E to orthopaedic ward

- Time from admission to assessment by physician/geriatrician

- Time from admission to surgery

- Discharged on bone protection medication

- Received a falls assessment prior to discharge

- Length of stay

- Pressure ulcer

- In-hospital mortality

- Quality of lifea

- Caring needs

- 30-day mortality

  1. aEQ-5D, a tool for measuring quality of life in terms of mobility, usual activities, anxiety/depression, self-care and pain/discomfort on a five-point scale