Similar mortality rates in hip fracture patients over the past 31 years

@inproceedings{Mundi2014SimilarMR,
  title={Similar mortality rates in hip fracture patients over the past 31 years},
  author={Simran Mundi and Bharadwaj Pindiprolu and Nicole Simunovic and Mohit Bhandari},
  booktitle={Acta orthopaedica},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Over 320,000 hip fractures occur in North America each year and they are associated with a mortality rate ranging from 14% to 36% within 1 year of surgery. We assessed whether mortality and reoperation rates have improved in hip fracture patients over the past 31 years. METHODS 3 electronic databases were searched for randomized controlled trials on hip fracture management, published between 1950 and 2013. Articles that assessed the surgical treatment of intertrochanteric or… CONTINUE READING

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