Hemiarthroplasty for femoral neck fracture in the elderly surgeon and hospital volume-related outcomes.

@article{Shah2005HemiarthroplastyFF,
  title={Hemiarthroplasty for femoral neck fracture in the elderly surgeon and hospital volume-related outcomes.},
  author={Steven N Shah and Reid M. Wainess and Madhav A. Karunakar},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={
          503-8
        }
}
The elderly patient with a displaced femoral neck fracture is commonly treated via hemiarthroplasty. The objectives of this study were to: 1) determine the rates of in-hospital mortality, complications, and prolonged length of stay (LOS) in such patients; 2) elucidate the patient characteristics that predict these occurrences; and 3) investigate the influence of surgeon and hospital volumes on these outcomes. Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 173,508 cases of hemiarthroplasty for… CONTINUE READING
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