Journal article

Predicting discharge location of hip fracture patients; the new discharge of hip fracture patients score

Anne Jochem Hendrik Vochteloo, Wim Eduard Tuinebreijer, Andrea Britta Maier, Rob Gerardus Henricus Hubertus Nelissen, Rolf Melchior Bloem, Peter Pilot

International Orthopaedics | SPRINGER | Published : 2012

Abstract

PURPOSE: This paper reports on the development and validity of a new instrument, called the discharge of hip fracture patients score (DHP), that predicts at admission the discharge location in patients living in their own home prior to hip fracture surgery. METHODS: A total of 310 patients aged 50 years and above were included. Risk factors for discharge to an alternative location (DAL) were analysed with a multivariable regression analysis taking the admission variables into account with different weights based on the estimates. The score ranged from 0-100 points. The cut-off point for DAL was calculated using a ROC analysis. Reliability of the DHP was evaluated. RESULTS: Risk factors for D..

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Awarded by Netherlands Organisation for scientific research (NGI/NWO)


Awarded by program MYOAGE


Funding Acknowledgements

The work was supported by the Netherlands Organisation for scientific research (NGI/NWO; 05040202 and 050-060-810 Netherlands Consortium for Healthy Aging (NCHA)) and the seventh framework program MYOAGE (HEALTH-2007-2.4.5-10) and Reumafonds LRR.