The Importance of Co-existent Disease in the Occurrence of Postoperative Complications and One-Year Recovery in Patients Undergoing Total Hip Replacement: Comorbidity and Outcomes After Hip Replacement

@article{Greenfield1993TheIO,
  title={The Importance of Co-existent Disease in the Occurrence of Postoperative Complications and One-Year Recovery in Patients Undergoing Total Hip Replacement: Comorbidity and Outcomes After Hip Replacement},
  author={Sheldon Greenfield and Giovanni Apolone and Barbara J. McNeil and Paul D. Cleary},
  journal={Medical Care},
  year={1993},
  volume={31},
  pages={141-154}
}
Co-existent or comorbid diseases are appreciated as prognostic factors in studies of quality and effectiveness of care when mortality is the end point. The need to measure and adjust for comorbidity in studies of postoperative hospital complications or long-term recovery from surgery has not been documented. In this study, we determined the impact of co-existent disease on post-operative complications and 1-year health-related quality of life in patients hospitalized for a total hip replacement… Expand
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