Journal article

Rapid Geriatric Assessment of Hip Fracture

Jesse Zanker, Gustavo Duque

CLINICS IN GERIATRIC MEDICINE | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

A comprehensive geriatric assessment, combined with a battery of imaging and blood tests, should be able to identify those hip fracture patients who are at higher risk of short- and long-term complications. This comprehensive assessment should be followed by the implementation of a comprehensive multidimensional care plan aimed to prevent negative outcomes in the postoperative period (short and long term), thus assuring a safe and prompt functional recovery while also preventing future falls and fractures.

University of Melbourne Researchers