Interdisciplinary hospital care may be no better than usual post-operative care for elderly people with hip fracture

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    Abstract

    While it will surprise many clinicians working with older people in hospital, both this study and a Cochrane review, found no improvement in outcomes from coordinated interdisciplinary care compared to conventional post-operative care after hip fracture.This study is relatively small, but its findings have been incorporated into the recently updated Cochrane review of post surgical aftercare for people with hip fracture.The review combined data from nine trials with1869 participants.When combined variables were considered (death and institutional care, death and deterioration in function), interdisciplinary care tended towards a positive effect. Another review that included non-randomised trials supported the view that coordinated multidisciplinary approaches may improve outcomes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)36-37
    Number of pages2
    JournalEvidence-Based Healthcare and Public Health
    Volume7
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2003

    Keywords

    • older adults
    • Hip fractures
    • care

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