Impact of admissions for bone fractures on the dependency ratio of adults over 65 years of age in Southern Spain.

@article{CaleroGarca2012ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of admissions for bone fractures on the dependency ratio of adults over 65 years of age in Southern Spain.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Calero-Garc{\'i}a and Ana Raquel Ortega and Elena Navarro and Carmen Jim{\'e}nez and Mar{\'i}a Dolores Calero},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={
          305-9
        }
}
Hospital admission for acute illness, as in the case of bone fractures, means for some elderly people a loss of autonomy, not always associated with the illness causing hospitalization. The factors and/or modulators contributing to this situation have not been sufficiently studied. The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of hospitalized elderly patients diagnosed with bone fractures, after surgery is carried out, and to establish the associated variables to their cognitive and… CONTINUE READING