Table 1

Characteristics of patients admitted for total hip arthroplasty at low- and high-volume hospitals in New Brunswick (2007–2013)

CharacteristicLow-volume hospitalsHigh-volume hospitals
No. of admissions14905605
Mean age, yr
 Men68.5868.01
 Women75.0973.57
Male patients, %40.6039.43
Admission status, %
 Elective62.0863.43
 Urgent37.9236.57
Comorbidity, %
 None (0)85.9184.57
 Mild (1–2)8.058.47
 Moderate to severe (3–4)3.023.48
 Missing/not applicable3.023.48
Community size classification, %
 City*0.0043.89
 Small town54.0316.95
 Rural area45.9739.16
Neighbourhood income quintile, %
 Lowest24.5018.02
 Medium-low22.4818.29
 Middle19.4620.25
 Medium-high17.1122.93
 Highest16.4420.52
  • * Population 100 000 to 499 999 people.

  • Population 10 000 to 99 999 people.

  • Population < 10 000 people.