Hip fracture mortality; just get them through the first year

By  |  September 28, 2011 | 

In this large analysis of elderly patients with hip fractures, overall mortality was twice as high as those without hip fractures in the first year, but mortality rates were similar (in most age groups) after the first year, even in those >age 80. Improving the care of those in the first year after a hip fracture may prolong life for many future years (abstract).

About the Author:

Danielle Scheurer
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.


Related Posts

By  | March 28, 2016 |  0
With great successes in hosting our first couple of Twitter chats over the last six months, we’re excited to bring you the third in our quarterly series, #JHMChat, where you ask Journal of Hospital Medicine (JHM) authors about their research and corresponding clinical implications for managing inpatient care. We invite you to join us for […]
By  | February 3, 2016 |  0
Kurt Pfeifer, MD, FACP, FHM Does the phrase “medical clearance” make your skin crawl? Perioperative medicine continues to be a growing part of the practice of hospitalists everywhere, yet for many this is an area they feel uncomfortable with. Never fear! Hospital Medicine 2016 has more perioperative medicine educational offerings than ever! On Sunday, March […]
By  | December 8, 2015 |  5
It is odd being on the other end of the doctor/patient interaction and having a surgeon calling me in the middle of the night apologizing for a mistake. I was scared and then I started to feel anger creeping in. How could this happen? Swiss cheese models and checklists danced in my brain. The analytical part of me was […]

Leave A Comment