Outcomes of elderly hip fracture patients in the Swiss healthcare system: A survey prior to the implementation of DRGs and prior to the implementation ofa Geriatric Fracture Centre.

@article{Pretto2010OutcomesOE,
  title={Outcomes of elderly hip fracture patients in the Swiss healthcare system: A survey prior to the implementation of DRGs and prior to the implementation ofa Geriatric Fracture Centre.},
  author={Manuela Pretto and Rebecca Spirig and Raphael Kaelin and Vanessa Muri-John and Reto W. Kressig and Norbert Suhm},
  journal={Swiss medical weekly},
  year={2010},
  volume={140},
  pages={
          w13086
        }
}
UNLABELLED PROBLEM AND QUESTIONS: The consequences for elderly patients with hip fractures are well known. In Switzerland, the introduction of diagnosis related groups (DRG) will bring additional challenges. New models of care, such as Geriatric Fracture Centres (GFC), may be the key to minimising negative outcomes. This study documents outcomes of hip fracture patients in the Swiss healthcare system, for use as baseline data prior to DRG- and GFC-implementation, and compares them to results… CONTINUE READING