Received: 9 December 2018
Accepted: 16 May 2019
First Online: 1 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The NHFR has permission from the Norwegian Data Protection Authority to collect and store data on hip fracture treatment (permission granted on 3 January 2005: reference number 2004/1658–2 SVE/−). The patients have signed a written, informed consent, and in case they were not able to sign, their next of kin could sign the consent form on their behalf. The patients were not asked to give informed consent to be included in the quality databases at the two local hospitals. The Data Protection Officer for Research and the hospital research board have approved the databases.The Regional Ethics Committee in Western Norway gave permission to link the local databases with the NHFR database for quality measures (permission granted on 10 October 2014: reference number 2014/1492/REK sør-øst C).
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