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Four months after a hip fracture, less than 20% of patients recovered their prefracture competence in activities.

Van Balen, Romke, Marie Louise Essink-Bot, Ewout Steyerberg, Herman Cools, and Dik F. Habbema. Quality of Life After Hip Fracture: A comparison of four health status measures in 208 patients. Disabil Rehabil. 2003; 25(10): 508-19. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0963828031000090443

Reference

Title
Quality of Life After Hip Fracture: A comparison of four health status measures in 208 patients
Publication
Disabil Rehabil
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Van Balen, Romke, Marie Louise Essink-Bot, Ewout Steyerberg, Herman Cools, and Dik F. Habbema
Volume & Issue
Volume 25, Issue 10
Pages
508-19
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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