Preoperative predictors for mortality following hip fracture surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Hu2012PreoperativePF,
  title={Preoperative predictors for mortality following hip fracture surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Fangke Hu and Chengying Jiang and Jing Shen and Peifu Tang and Yanli Wang},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={676-85}
}
BACKGROUND Hip fractures are always associated with a high postoperative mortality, the preoperative predictors for mortality have neither been well identified or summarised. This systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to identify the preoperative non-interventional predictors for mortality in hip fracture patients, especially focused on 1 year mortality. METHODS Non-interventional studies were searched in Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane central database (all to February 26th, 2011). Only… CONTINUE READING

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