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Mortality and life expectancy after hip fractures.
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PMID:  7376837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Follow-up data for at least 4 years was collected for 675 patients treated for hip fractures in the period 1961--1970. Compared with a series from the same hospital for the years 1948--1957 the number of patients had more than doubled and a higher hospital mortality was encountered, but the 4-year survival rate was unchanged. The mortality after hip fracture was found to be related to the age and sex of the patient and to the nature and number of associated diseases. The mortality rate was found to be high in the first 2 months following the fracture, but patients surviving the second month showed no excess mortality during the following 4 years, having the same life expectancy as the general population.
E Dahl
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0001-6470     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Scand     Publication Date:  1980 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-07-26     Completed Date:  1980-07-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370352     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Femoral Neck Fractures / complications,  mortality*,  therapy
Follow-Up Studies
Hip Fractures / complications,  mortality*,  therapy
Life Expectancy*
Middle Aged
Sex Factors

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