Hip fracture mortality; just get them through the first year

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).

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.

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