Tag: hip fracture

One in three adults die from hip fracture within the year

According to a recent article in Science Times, one in three adults aged 50 or older dies within 12 months following a hip fracture. The risk of death increases when a patient has an existing health condition and the risk of death may be related to complications from the fracture, such as infection, internal bleeding, […]

MA patients had shorter course of rehab, better discharge an outcomes

A recent study compared Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries to Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, both with hip fractures, to determine if payment structured changed the nature, timing, and outcomes of care. This was a retrospective cohort study to examine differences in health service utilization and outcomes between FFS and MA patients in SNFs following hip fracture hospitalization during […]