Distal radial fracture treatment: what you get may depend on your age and address.

@article{Fanuele2009DistalRF,
  title={Distal radial fracture treatment: what you get may depend on your age and address.},
  author={Jason C Fanuele and Kenneth J. Koval and Jon D N Lurie and Wei-ping Zhou and Anna Tosteson and David Ring},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2009},
  volume={91 6},
  pages={1313-9}
}
BACKGROUND Distal radial fractures are common and confer a considerable financial burden on the health-care system; however, controversy surrounds the optimal treatment of these injuries. This study was performed to determine (1) the rate of distal radial fractures in the U.S. Medicare population stratified by hospital referral region and (2) whether the type of fracture treatment is affected by patient age, race, sex, comorbidity, or hospital referral region. METHODS A 20% sample of Medicare… CONTINUE READING
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