Association of hospital resource use with comorbidity status and patient age among hip fracture patients in Japan.

@article{Ishizaki2004AssociationOH,
  title={Association of hospital resource use with comorbidity status and patient age among hip fracture patients in Japan.},
  author={Tatsuro Ishizaki and Yuichi Imanaka and Eunhwan Oh and Kazuaki Kuwabara and Masahiro Hirose and Kenshi Hayashida and Yoshiaki Harada},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2004},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={179-87}
}
OBJECTIVES This study examined the association of resource use with comorbidity status and patient age among hip fracture patients who underwent surgical treatment. DESIGN We used a database from the Voluntary Hospitals of Japan Quality Indicator Project that involved 10 privately owned leading teaching hospitals in Japan. SETTING Four of these hospitals in Japan. PARTICIPANTS We selected 778 operable hip fracture patients aged 65 or older who were admitted to these hospitals between… CONTINUE READING

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