Fisher, Alexander A; Davis, Michael W; Rubenach, SE; Sivakumaran, S; Smith, Paul; Budge, Marc
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of a specifically designed model of orthopedic-geriatric cocare on hip fracture (HF) outcomes. SETTING: Tertiary teaching hospital (level I trauma center). DESIGN: Prospective observational study with a retrospective (historical) control. Data on 951 consecutive patients 60 years of age or older admitted to the authors' institution with a nonpathologic HF over a 7-year period (1995 to 2002) were analyzed. Between 1995 and 1997, medical problems were managed by a...[Show more]
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