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Around 1 in 5 people who experience a hip fracture die within a year.

Leibson, Cynthia, Anna Tosteson, Sherine Gabriel, Jeanine Ransom, and L. Joseph Melton. Mortality, Disability, and Nursing Home Use for Persons with and without Hip Fracture: A population-based study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2002; 50(10): 1644-50. http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50455.x

Reference

Title
Mortality, Disability, and Nursing Home Use for Persons with and without Hip Fracture: A population-based study
Publication
J Am Geriatr Soc
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Leibson, Cynthia, Anna Tosteson, Sherine Gabriel, Jeanine Ransom, and L. Joseph Melton
Volume & Issue
Volume 50, Issue 10
Pages
1644-50
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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