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Outcomes in older adults with isolated hip fractures: a descriptive epidemiological study across regional hospitals in New Brunswick

Category(s): Health
Status: Active
Principal: Pamela Jarrett
Project Number: P0019
Year Approved: 2017

Project Description

Trauma registry data indicates that fall-related hospitalizations occur between 70% to 85% of New Brunswick seniors. This project will study hip fractures as a common issue with significant impact on health-care costs, home-care strategies, and trauma care.

This study examines which factors are predictive of better outcomes, and identifies variations in length of stay, where patients were discharged to, patient mortality, and access to services in communities for those with limited mobility.