Brian T. Swanson
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Hip fractures result in more than 258,000 hospital admissions annually for those aged 65 and older. Mortality rate following hip fracture is 10-20%. Among survivors, half will have longstanding disability, only 1/3 will return home, and 19-27% will remain in long term care. Six percent will experience a second fracture within four years. Cost for treatment for hip fractures in the US: $10.3-15.2 billion/year. Over 95% of hip fractures occur as a result of a fall. Direct medical costs for falls in 2013 reached $34 billion. Average hospital cost for a fall injury is $35,000. Neuropsychiatric symptoms negatively affect functional outcomes in patients with hip fractures.
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