The epidemiology of hospitalised wrist fractures in older people, New South Wales, Australia.

@article{Boufous2006TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of hospitalised wrist fractures in older people, New South Wales, Australia.},
  author={Soufiane Boufous and Caroline F. Finch and Stephen R. Lord and Jacqueline C. T. Close and Todd K Gothelf and William Robert Walsh},
  journal={Bone},
  year={2006},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={
          1144-1148
        }
}
The epidemiology and trends in wrist fracture admissions to public and private acute hospitals in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, between July 1993 and June 2003 were examined using routinely collected hospital separations statistics. During the study period, the number of hospital separations for wrist fractures increased by 71% in men, an average yearly increase of 6.5%, and by 43% in women, an average yearly increase of 3.9%. A modest, but significant, increase in age-specific and age… CONTINUE READING
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