Hip fracture outcomes: does surgeon or hospital volume really matter?

@article{Browne2009HipFO,
  title={Hip fracture outcomes: does surgeon or hospital volume really matter?},
  author={James Alexander Browne and Ricardo Pietrobon and Steven A. Olson},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2009},
  volume={66 3},
  pages={
          809-14
        }
}
BACKGROUND Current data on the association between surgeon and hospital volumes and patient outcomes after hip fracture surgery is inconclusive. We hypothesized that surgeons and hospitals with higher caseloads of hip fracture care have better outcomes as measured by decreased postoperative complications and mortality, shorter length of stay in the hospital, routine disposition of patients on discharge, and decreased cost of care. METHODS This is a retrospective cohort study using the… CONTINUE READING

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