The aftermath of hip fracture: discharge placement, functional status change, and mortality.


The authors prospectively explored the consequences of hip fracture with regard to discharge placement, functional status, and mortality using the Survey on Assets and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD). Data from baseline (1993) AHEAD interviews and biennial follow-up interviews were linked to Medicare claims data from 1993-2005. There were 495… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwp266


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