Temporal trends and geographic variations in surgical treatment of femoral neck fractures.

@article{Jaglal1997TemporalTA,
  title={Temporal trends and geographic variations in surgical treatment of femoral neck fractures.},
  author={Susan B Jaglal and Patti Sherry and Doson Chua and Joseph Schatzker},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1997},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={475-9}
}
BACKGROUND The objectives of this study were to examine temporal trends in treatment of femoral neck fractures, factors associated with treatment, and variations in practice patterns among counties and hospitals in Ontario, Canada. METHODS Hospital discharge data were analyzed. Cases were defined as age > 50 years with a surgically treated femoral neck fracture between 1981 and 1992 (n = 29,391). RESULTS The age-adjusted and sex-adjusted proportion of patients treated with hemiarthroplasty… CONTINUE READING