Factors associated with mortality and functional disability after hip fracture: an inception cohort study

@article{AlegreLpez2004FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with mortality and functional disability after hip fracture: an inception cohort study},
  author={Javier Alegre-L{\'o}pez and Jos{\'e} Cordero-Guevara and Jos{\'e} L. Alonso-Valdivielso and Julia Fern{\'a}ndez-Mel{\'o}n},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2004},
  volume={16},
  pages={729-736}
}
Hip fracture results in excess mortality and functional disability. This study sought to identify predictors of mortality and limited functional ability 1 year after hip fracture. We conducted a 1-year follow-up of a prospective population-based inception cohort of 218 hip fracture patients who had been consecutively admitted and discharged from hospital during the previous year. Mortality was observed to be independently associated with poor mental status (relative risk [RR]=6.96; 95… CONTINUE READING

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