Does surgical repair within 6 hours of hip fracture diagnosis decrease mortality and major adverse events?

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Hip fracture is a common emergency department (ED) presentation, especially in the older adult population, frail or fit. They are at increased risk of mortality and morbidities; therefore, many clinical guidelines recommend that surgery should happen in a timely manner. However, the best time to operate is still unknown.

Which, if any, threats to validity are most likely to have an impact on the results and how?

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