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