High incidence rate of hip fracture in Taiwan: estimated from a nationwide health insurance database

@article{Chie2004HighIR,
  title={High incidence rate of hip fracture in Taiwan: estimated from a nationwide health insurance database},
  author={Wei Chu Chie and Rong Sen Yang and J. P. Liu and Keh Sung Tsai},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={998-1002}
}
The objective of this study was to describe the incidence rate of hip fracture from 1996 to 2000 in Taiwan, based on an inpatient database of the National Health Insurance Program. A total of 54,199 patients, who had a first-time admission for a diagnosis of hip fracture (ICD9 code 820.0 through 820.9, 820.21, 820.22, and 820.31) on discharge from January 1996 through December 2000 and aged 50 to 100 years, were identified and included in the study. The results showed that the age-specific… CONTINUE READING
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