An 11-year review of hip fracture hospitalizations, health outcomes, and predictors of access to in-hospital rehabilitation for adults ≥ 65 years living with and without dementia: A population-based cohort study

Osteoporosis International Jan 10, 2020

Mitchell R, Draper B,Brodaty H, et al. - Researchers conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study of adults aged ≥ 65 years hospitalized with a hip fracture during 2007–2017 in New South Wales, Australia, in order to investigate hip fracture hospitalization temporal trends, health consequences, and predictors of access to in-hospital rehabilitation for older adults living with and without dementia. In total 69,370 hip fracture hospitalizations, 27.1% were adults living with dementia. In contrast with adults with no dementia, the hip fracture hospitalization rate was 2.5 times greater for adults living with dementia. Overall, the study suggests that consistent criteria shall be employed to discover rehabilitation access, and rehabilitation services designed for older adults living with dementia or in aged care required.
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