Mobility after hip fracture predicts health outcomes.

  title={Mobility after hip fracture predicts health outcomes.},
  author={K M Fox and William G. Hawkes and J. Richard Hebel and Gerald Felsenthal and Michael L. Clark and Sheryl Itkin Zimmerman and John E. Kenzora and Jay S. Magaziner},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={46 2},
OBJECTIVES Balance and gait are essential to physical functioning and the performance of activities of daily living. The objective of this study was to determine the predictive value of a balance and gait test on subsequent mortality, morbidity, and healthcare utilization among older hip fracture patients. DESIGN A prospective study of hip fracture recovery. SETTING Patients with a new hip fracture admitted from the community to one of eight Baltimore hospitals and followed in their homes… CONTINUE READING


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