publication . Article . 2013

Comprehensive care of elderly patients with hip fracture: the orthogeriatric model

Carlo Frondini; Maria L. Lunardelli;
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  • Published: 30 Apr 2013 Journal: Italian Journal of Medicine (issn: 1877-9344, eissn: 1877-9352, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: PAGEPress Publications
Abstract
Introduction: Hip fractures in the elderly are a major source of morbidity and mortality. Interdisciplinary hospital care models proposed for the treatment of these patients include consultant teams, integrated orthopedic-geriatric care, and comprehensive geriatric-led care settings. A prospective interventional cohort study was conducted in 4 public hospitals in the Emilia-Romagna Region of Italy to compare the outcomes of these different care models. This report presents the preliminary results obtained with an orthogeriatric model in one of these centers, a large teaching hospital in Bologna. <br />Materials and methods: Beginning in February 2008, all patien...
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free text keywords: Hip fracture, Elderly, Orthogeriatric care model, Multidimensional assessment., Medicine, R, General Medicine, Cohort, Cohort study, medicine.disease, business.industry, business, Rehabilitation, medicine.medical_treatment, Orthopedic surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Intensive care medicine, Physical therapist, Physical therapy, Family support, Activities of daily living
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