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Table 1 Organization of treatment in the acute geriatric ward and the orthopedic ward

From: The effect of a pre- and postoperative orthogeriatric service on cognitive function in patients with hip fracture: randomized controlled trial (Oslo Orthogeriatric Trial)

Description of ward Acute geriatric ward Orthopedic ward
Department Clinic of Internal Medicine, Department of Geriatrics Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Number of beds 20 52
Average number of beds occupied 101% 90%a
Organization of ward Hip fracture patients spread among other medical patients Hip fracture patients spread among other surgical patients
Staff-order (number per bed)   
- nurses 1 1.18
- nursing assistants 0.28 0.06
- physiotherapists 0.08 0.07
- occupational therapists 0.07 0
- nutritionists available on request 0
- social worker available on request 0.02
Interdisciplinary meetings Daily No
Intervention after discharge Patients offered control at orthopedic outpatient clinic four months after surgery Patients offered control at orthopedic outpatient clinic four months after surgery
  1. aFor the orthopedic ward, only figures from 2011 were available.