Silver Book Fact

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

Van Balen R, Essink-Bot M, Steyerberg E, Cools H, et al. 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 R, Essink-Bot M, Steyerberg E, Cools H, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 25, Issue 10
Pages
508-19
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Of the 34 million Americans with low bone mass–around 22 million (65%) are women and 12 million (35%) are men.  
  • New osteoporotic fractures, mobidity, and mortality
    Over 40% of Medicare FFS beneficiaries with a new osteoporotic fracture were hospitalized within a week after their fracture and nearly 20% died within 12 months following a new osteoporotic…  
  • Six months after a hip fracture, only 15% of patients can walk across a room without assistance.  
  • Two or more vertebral fractures increase risk of a subsequent vertebral fracture by 12-fold.  
  • In 2006, injurious osteoporosis hospital stays averaged $900 more in hospital costs than all stays noting an osteoporosis diagnosis ($9,600 versus $8,700) and had a longer length of stay (5.5…