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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014, Article ID 385701, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/385701
Clinical Study

Does a Dedicated Unit for the Treatment of Hip Fractures Improve Acute Outcomes?

The Orthopaedic Department, Lister Hospital, Stevenage SG1 4AB, UK

Received 1 July 2014; Revised 12 October 2014; Accepted 9 November 2014; Published 23 November 2014

Academic Editor: Chung-Yao Hsu

Copyright © 2014 Al-achraf Khoriati et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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