Orthogeriatric service associated with reduced mortality after hip surgery

Source: Medical Journal of Australia 2014, 207 (7), 409-11

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Date of publication:  October 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  The presence of an orthogeriatric service was associated with a reduction in 30-day mortality but a longer length of stay (LOS). The 30-day mortality rate (adjusted for age, sex and comorbidities) for patients who were treated in hospitals with an orthogeriatric service was 6.2% compared with 8.4% for those who did not, a significant difference. The LOS was 26 days versus 22 days.

Length of publication: 3 pages

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Acknowledgement:  Medical News Today


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