Journal article

Effect of comorbidity on relative survival following hospitalisation for fall-related hip fracture in older people.

Diane Hindmarsh, Ming Loh, Caroline F Finch, Andrew Hayen, Jacqueline CT Close

Australasian Journal on Ageing | Published : 2014


AIM: To assess the effect of comorbidity on relative survival after hip fracture. METHODS: Relative survival analysis was undertaken in 16 838 fall-related hip fracture hospitalisations in New South Wales, Australia. Comorbidity was measured on the basis of additional diagnosis codes on the same hospital separation as the hip fracture using the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI). Interval-specific relative survival and relative excess risk of death were calculated. RESULTS: Comorbidity was more frequently documented in men than women across the age groups. Survival decreased with increasing age and increasing comorbidity, but the relative impact of comorbidity was greater in the younger-old ag..

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