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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2018 Nov 30;56(4):332-333.

The orthogeriatric units in Mexico are a priority

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Hospital General Regional No. 2 Villa Coapa, Servicio de Ortogeriatría. Ciudad de México, México

Abstract

in English, Spanish

Hip fracture is a public health problem, 85% of cases occur in people older than 65 years of age. The Orthogeriatric Unit is a multidisciplinary model that helps to reduce the average hospital stay, mortality and postoperative complications; it allows the recovery of previous functionality, decreases the dependence degree and associated costs.

KEYWORDS:

Geriatrics; Traumatology; Aged; Hip Fractures; Health Care

PMID:
30521153

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