Table 1: Patient demographics and type of primary treatment in 800 complaints after treatment for a distal radial fracture received by the NPE between 2000 and 2013.

- Granted
n=343 (43%)
Declined
n=457 (57%)
Total
n=800
Age, mean (range) SD 53.0 (8-85) 15.0 53.8 (8-89) 15.1 53.4 (8 - 89) 15.1
Women (%) 245 (71%) 344 (75%) 589 (74%)
Primarily conservative 243 (71%) 308 (67%) 551 (69%)
Primarily surgical 100 (29%) 149 (33%) 249 (31%)

NPE: The Norwegian System of Patient Injury Compensation

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