Effects of socioeconomic position on 30-day mortality and wait for surgery after hip fracture.

@article{Barone2009EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of socioeconomic position on 30-day mortality and wait for surgery after hip fracture.},
  author={Anna Patrizia Barone and Danilo Fusco and Paola Colais and Mariangela D'Ovidio and Valeria Belleudi and Nera Agabiti and Chiara Sorge and M. Marina Davoli and Carlo Alberto Perucci},
  journal={International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={379-86}
}
OBJECTIVE In countries where the National Health Service provides universal health coverage, socioeconomic position should not influence the quality of health care. We examined whether socioeconomic position plays a role in short-term mortality and waiting time for surgery after hip fracture. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING and participants From the Hospital Information System database, we selected all patients, aged at least 65 years and admitted to acute care hospitals in Rome… CONTINUE READING

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