Geriatric orthopedic co-management of older adults with hip fracture: An emerging standard

Pei Chen, William W. Hung

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Abstract

Hip fracture, a common complication of fall injuries in older adults, often results in high rate of mortality, increased debility, functional loss, and worse quality of life. The value of geriatric teams and model of care for the hip fracture patients have been examined in a number of studies, and even though most studies have demonstrated potential impact in improving outcomes for the hip fracture patients, they are often observational or quasi-experimental designs that are prone to bias. In this editorial, we review the Lancet article by Prestmo and colleagues, a randomized controlled trial that demonstrated improved outcomes for hip fracture patients managed in a geriatric unit.

Original languageEnglish
Article number224
JournalAnnals of Translational Medicine
Volume3
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2015

Keywords

  • Geriatric
  • Hip fracture
  • Ortho-geriatric model of care

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