The effect of frailty on outcomes of surgically treated hip fractures in older people
Robert N Jorissen, Catherine Lang, Renuka Visvanathan, Maria Crotty, Maria C Inacio
Bone | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Hip fractures are associated with mortality, disability, and loss of independence in older adults. While several risk factors associated with poor outcomes following a hip fracture have been identified, the effect of frailty status prior to hip fracture is not well established. AIM: To examine the associations of frailty with mortality, change in activities of daily living (ADL) limitations, and transition to permanent residential aged care in older people following a hip fracture. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted on people aged 65 years and older with a surgically treated hip fracture between 2003 and 2015. Frailty was estimated using a cumulative deficit-base..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Cognitive Decline Partnership
This work was supported by funding provided by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Cognitive Decline Partnership Grant 9100000, and the South Australian Government through the Department for Innovation and Skills (2017-2021).