The burden of hospitalized hip fractures: patterns of admissions in a level I trauma center over 20 years.

@article{Sirois2009TheBO,
  title={The burden of hospitalized hip fractures: patterns of admissions in a level I trauma center over 20 years.},
  author={Marie-Jos{\'e}e Sirois and Maxime C{\^o}te and St{\'e}phane Pelet},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2009},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={1402-10}
}
BACKGROUND To describe trends over 20 years in (1) number of admissions for hip fracture, (2) patients' demographics, type of fractures sustained by the patients, and their health status at admission, (3) surgical delays, and (4) acute care outcomes. METHODS This trend was a study conducted in a Level I trauma center in Quebec, Canada. All patients (n = 3174) aged 65 and older, admitted with a hip fracture between 1985 and 2005 were included. Outcome measures were: number of admissions, age… CONTINUE READING

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