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Call to improve care of elderly with broken hips

One in five elderly people with broken hips do not get surgery quickly enough, a survey shows

Patients are meant to be operated on within 48 hours, but the annual audit in England, Wales and Northern Ireland showed many waited longer.

The survey of 36,000 patients also raised concerns about access to specialist care, the right drugs and support to prevent future falls. More …