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Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2012 Sep 18;92(35):2452-5.

[Preliminary analysis of management for hospitalized elders with hip fractures].

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Department of Orthopedics & Traumatology, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To analyze various clinical parameters of elderly hip fractures so as to improve the management of elder hip fractures in China.

METHODS:

The data of elder patients with hip fracture (primary diagnosis was fracture of femoral neck or intertrochanter) admitted into our department between 2002 to 2010 were collected. And the relevant clinical parameters included case number, age, ratio of concurrent chronic disease and duration and cost of hospitalization. The software of SAS was used for statistical analysis.

RESULTS:

A total of 1626 patients (M/F = 547/1079) ≥ 65 yr old with femoral neck fracture were admitted. Average age was 74.7 ± 6.4 yr (65 - 99) and annual average increasing rate 0.5% (-0.1% - 1.8%). The ratio of concurrent chronic disease was 53.3%. Average duration of hospitalization was 18.3 ± 10.9 days (1 - 114) and annual average increasing rate was -6.3% (-19.2% - 8.4%). Average cost of hospitalization was 38 758.04 ± 24 558.15 yuan (76.8 - 339 987.49) and annual average increasing rate 6.4% (-8.7% - 40.0%). A total of 892 patients (M/F = 362/530) ≥ 65 yr with femoral intertrochanteric fracture were admitted. Average age was 76.7 ± 6.8 yr (65 - 105) and annual average increasing rate 1.3% (-1.8% - 4.3%). The ratio of concurrent chronic disease was 55.8%. Average duration of hospitalization was 15.7 ± 8.7 days (1 - 78) and annual average increasing rate -4.5% (-22.1% - 8.0%). Average cost of hospitalization was 35 183.45 ± 21 427.47 yuan (75.3 - 148 150.41) and annual average increasing rate 18.3% (-3.7% - 79.9%).

CONCLUSION:

The number, age and therapeutic cost of elder patients with hip fracture are increasing continuously. Elderly hip fracture is becoming a serious problem of public health.

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