Comparison of outcomes and costs after hip fracture surgery in three hospitals that have different care systems in Japan.

@article{Kondo2009ComparisonOO,
  title={Comparison of outcomes and costs after hip fracture surgery in three hospitals that have different care systems in Japan.},
  author={Akiko Kondo and Brenda K. Zierler and Yayoi Isokawa and Hiroshi Hagino and Yayoi Ito},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2009},
  volume={91 2},
  pages={204-10}
}
Hip fracture is a medical and socioeconomic problem among the 65 years and older population in Japan. Length of hospital stay in Japan is much longer than other developed countries, and the Japanese government has tried to reduce length of stay in order to reduce medical expenditures. The objective of this study was to compare outcomes and costs of health care services for patients with hip fracture surgery among three hospitals with different care systems in Japan. Medical records of patients… CONTINUE READING

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