Healthcare utilization of elderly persons hospitalized after a noninjurious fall in a Swiss academic medical center.

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OBJECTIVES To determine the risk of hospital readmission, nursing home admission, and death, as well as health services utilization over a 6-month follow-up, in community-dwelling elderly persons hospitalized after a noninjurious fall. DESIGN Prospective cohort study with 6-month follow-up. SETTING Swiss academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS Six… (More)

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