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Nurs Case Manag. 1998 Sep-Oct;3(5):220-6.

The quality circle of hip fracture care.

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Allegheny University Hospitals, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA.

Abstract

Elderly patients with hip fractures have many medical, physical, and psychosocial challenges. Their care can become complex and require the integration of various disciplines. In this article, the author describes and explains the hip fracture preoperative assessment tool that contains various "red flag" indicators and tools used for data collection. The case manager can use this tool to assess patients before surgery and appropriately plan for discharge. Outcome results are discussed, including functional status, length of stay, and costs.

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