Orthogeriatric care pathway: a prospective survey of impact on length of stay, mortality and institutionalisation

  title={Orthogeriatric care pathway: a prospective survey of impact on length of stay, mortality and institutionalisation},
  author={Norbert Suhm and Raphael Kaelin and Patrick Studer and Qian Wang and Reto W. Kressig and Daniel A. Rikli and Marcel Jakob and Manuela Pretto},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
Care pathways for elderly hip fracture patients are increasingly implemented but there has been only limited evaluation of their use. Our objective was to investigate the impact of such a care pathway on the use of healthcare resources and on patients’ outcomes. The prospective survey covered 493 hip fracture patients 65 years of age or older that were treated either before “Usual Care = (UC)” or after “Co-Managed-Care = (CMC)” implementation of the care pathway. Primary outcome was length of… CONTINUE READING
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