The relationship between short-term mortality and quality of care for hip fracture: a meta-analysis of clinical pathways for hip fracture.

@article{Neuman2009TheRB,
  title={The relationship between short-term mortality and quality of care for hip fracture: a meta-analysis of clinical pathways for hip fracture.},
  author={Mark D. Neuman and Sylvia Archan and Jason H. T. Karlawish and Jerome Sanford Schwartz and Lee A. Fleisher},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={57 11},
  pages={2046-54}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the association between use of clinical pathways for hip fracture and changes in the rates of five inpatient complications and short-term mortality. DESIGN Meta-analysis of published studies examining clinical pathways for hip fracture, identified through systematic searches of electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials) and hand searches of selected article bibliographies. SETTING Observational and interventional… CONTINUE READING
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