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BACKGROUND Most patients with hip fractures are characterised by older age (>70 years), frailty, and functional deterioration, and their long-term outcomes are poor with increased costs. We compared the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of giving these patients comprehensive geriatric care in a dedicated geriatric ward versus the usual orthopaedic care.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Regular rehabilitation is not sufficient for regaining function after a hip fracture, and more targeted interventions for home-dwelling elderly hip-fracture patients are needed. This paper describes the protocol of a study assessing the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a task specific progressive gait and balance exercise(More)
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