Determining factors for the mortality following hip fractures.

  title={Determining factors for the mortality following hip fractures.},
  author={Jan Skov Jensen},
  volume={15 6},
In this study 518 patients with hip fractures were followed up prospectively for an average of 3 years (range 2.5-3.5 years). On admission to hospital the patients were allocated to one of 4 social function groups according to their dependence on the social welfare system. The life expectancy was analysed at follow-up and found to be determined primarily by the patient's social dependence prior to fracture, and secondarily by the age of the patient. Other generally accepted determining factors… CONTINUE READING

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