fractures

Comparing the Contributions of Acute and Postacute Care Facility Characteristics to Outcomes After Hospitalization for Hip Fracture

We used logistic regression to measure the associations of hospital and nursing home factors with functional and survival outcomes at 30 and 180 days among patients discharged to a nursing facility; we quantified the contribution of hospital versus nursing home factors to outcomes by the [omega] statistic.

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“Crisis” as High Risk Fracture Patients Go Undiagnosed, Untreated

A new study suggests that osteoporosis patients are not getting the care they need. Sundeep Khosla, M.D., a practicing endocrinologist, research scientist, professor of medicine and director of the Clinical and Translational Science Award Program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Elizabeth Shane, M.D., a practicing endocrinologist, research scientist, professor of medicine and vice chair for clinical and epidemiological research at Columbia University have found too many patients at high risk for fractures are not being diagnosed or treated to prevent them.

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