Hip Fracture Outcomes in People Age Fifty and over by Katie Maslow
English | Nov. 1994 | ISBN: 078811414X | 102 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
Annually, more than 300,000 people in the United States fracture
a hip. The great majority are age 50 and over, and half are age 80
and over. Hip fractures have severe consequences for many older
people, and expenditures for their care are significant. This
Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) background paper provides information
about mortality, in-hospital and post-hospital service use, and
long-term functional impairment following a hip fracture. OTA estimates
that in 1990 the average per patient expenditure for in-hospital and
post-hospital services for hip fracture patients was $20,000 and total
public and private expenditures for all hip fracture patients were $5 billion.
Expenditures for nursing home and other long-term care services
account for almost half of this amount.