Economic Implications of Hip Fracture: Health Service Use, Institutional Care and Cost in Canada

  title={Economic Implications of Hip Fracture: Health Service Use, Institutional Care and Cost in Canada},
  author={Mary Wiktorowicz and Ron Goeree and Alexandra Papaioannou and Jonathan D Adachi and Emmanuel A. Papadimitropoulos},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
As the burden of illness associated with hip fracture extends beyond the initial hospitalization, a longitudinal 1 year cohort study was used to analyze levels of health service use, institutional care and their associated costs, and to examine patient and residency factors contributing to overall 1 year cost. Patients in the study were aged 50 year and over, and had been admitted to an acute care facility for hip fracture in the Hamilton–Wentworth region of Canada from 1 April 1995 to 31 March… CONTINUE READING
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