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Incidence and Mortality of Hip Fractures in the United States

Incidence and Mortality of Hip Fractures in the United States ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION Incidence and Mortality of Hip Fractures in the United States Carmen A. Brauer, MD, MSc, FRCSC Context Understanding the incidence and subsequent mortality following hip frac- ture is essential to measuring population health and the value of improvements in health Marcelo Coca-Perraillon, MA care. David M. Cutler, PhD Objective To examine trends in hip fracture incidence and resulting mortality over Allison B. Rosen, MD, MPH, ScD 20 years in the US Medicare population. Design, Setting, and Patients Observational study using data from a 20% HE NUMBER OF HIP FRACTURES sample of Medicare claims from 1985-2005. In patients 65 years or older, we iden- occurring in the United States tified 786 717 hip fractures for analysis. Medication data were obtained from and the resulting postsurgical 109 805 respondents to the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey between 1992 Toutcome are a major public and 2005. health concern. About 30% of people Main Outcome Measures Age- and sex-specific incidence of hip fracture and age- with a hip fracture will die in the fol- and risk-adjusted mortality rates. 1-3 lowing year, and many more will ex- Results Between 1986 and 2005, the annual mean number of hip fractures was 957.3 4-7 perience http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2009.1462
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19826027
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Abstract

ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION Incidence and Mortality of Hip Fractures in the United States Carmen A. Brauer, MD, MSc, FRCSC Context Understanding the incidence and subsequent mortality following hip frac- ture is essential to measuring population health and the value of improvements in health Marcelo Coca-Perraillon, MA care. David M. Cutler, PhD Objective To examine trends in hip fracture incidence and resulting mortality over Allison B. Rosen, MD, MPH, ScD 20 years in the US Medicare population. Design, Setting, and Patients Observational study using data from a 20% HE NUMBER OF HIP FRACTURES sample of Medicare claims from 1985-2005. In patients 65 years or older, we iden- occurring in the United States tified 786 717 hip fractures for analysis. Medication data were obtained from and the resulting postsurgical 109 805 respondents to the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey between 1992 Toutcome are a major public and 2005. health concern. About 30% of people Main Outcome Measures Age- and sex-specific incidence of hip fracture and age- with a hip fracture will die in the fol- and risk-adjusted mortality rates. 1-3 lowing year, and many more will ex- Results Between 1986 and 2005, the annual mean number of hip fractures was 957.3 4-7 perience

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 14, 2009

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