Journal article

Relative survival after hospitalisation for hip fracture in older people in New South Wales, Australia

DM Hindmarsh, A Hayen, CF Finch, JCT Close

Osteoporosis International | SPRINGER LONDON LTD | Published : 2009


UNLABELLED: Survival after hospitalisation for hip fracture by age group and sex relative to survival in the general population was assessed in people aged 65+. Men had double the risk of death compared with women to 1 year, but age effects lasted only to 3 months. Clinical outcomes need to be improved. INTRODUCTION: We assessed the relative survival of hospitalised fall-related hip fracture patients aged 65+ years leaving hospital in New South Wales, Australia, between July 2000 and December 2003. METHOD: We carried out a population-based study of all hospital separations for NSW residents with a principal diagnosis of hip fracture (ICD-10-AM S72.0 to S72.2) and first external cause of fall..

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Funding Acknowledgements

DH was supported by the NSW Biostatistical Officer Training Program. Her work on this project was carried out while working at the NSW Injury Risk Management Research Centre, with funding from the Centre for Health Advancement, NSW Health. AH was supported by the NSW Injury Risk Management Research Centre ( IRMRC), with core funding provided by the NSW Health Department, the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority and the Motor Accident Authority. CF was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Principal Research Fellowship. The authors wish to thank the Centre for Epidemiology and Research at the NSW Health Department for providing the data from the Health Outcomes and Information Statistical Toolkit ( HOIST) analysed in this study.