The association of race, gender, and comorbidity with mortality and function after hip fracture.

@article{Penrod2008TheAO,
  title={The association of race, gender, and comorbidity with mortality and function after hip fracture.},
  author={Joan Dobrof Penrod and Ann Litke and William G. Hawkes and Jay S. Magaziner and John T Doucette and Kenneth J. Koval and Stacey B Silberzweig and Kenneth Andrew Egol and Albert L. Siu},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 8},
  pages={867-72}
}
BACKGROUND Few studies of hip fracture have large enough samples of men, minorities, and persons with specific comorbidities to examine differences in their mortality and functional outcomes. To address this problem, we combined three cohorts of hip fracture patients to produce a sample of 2692 patients followed for 6 months. METHOD Data on mortality, mobility, and other activities of daily living (ADLs) were available from all three cohorts. We used multiple regression to examine the… CONTINUE READING