Outcome of medically unstable elderly patients admitted to a geriatric ward after hip fracture.

@article{Beloosesky2001OutcomeOM,
  title={Outcome of medically unstable elderly patients admitted to a geriatric ward after hip fracture.},
  author={Yichayaou Beloosesky and David Hendel and Avital Hershkovitz and G Skribnic and Joseph Grinblat},
  journal={Aging},
  year={2001},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={78-84}
}
Outcome of surgical treatment is superior to that of conservative treatment for hip fractures. Nevertheless, for a number of patients, the operation is either delayed or unfit due to their unstable medical conditions. We retrospectively reviewed patients admitted to a geriatric ward after hip fracture, and investigated complications, functional outcome and survival in different cognitive, pre-fracture functional and treatment groups. Patients hospitalized (N=78) from January 1993 to June 1999… CONTINUE READING

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