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More than 1/4 of individuals who suffer a hip fracture become disabled within a year.

Magaziner J, Fredman L, Hawkes W, Hebel J, et al. Changes in Functional Status Attributable to Hip Fracture: A comparison of hip fracture patients to community-dwelling aged. Am J Epidemiol. 2003; 157(11): 1023-31. http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/157/11/1023

Reference

Title
Changes in Functional Status Attributable to Hip Fracture: A comparison of hip fracture patients to community-dwelling aged
Publication
Am J Epidemiol
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Magaziner J, Fredman L, Hawkes W, Hebel J, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 157, Issue 11
Pages
1023-31
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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