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Mortality and morbidity after hip fractures

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6924.343b (Published 29 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:343
  1. T R O Beringer
  1. Department of Health Care for the Elderly, Royal Hospitals, Belfast BT12 6BA.

    EDITOR, - Graham Keene and colleagues once again highlight the considerable morbidity and mortality attached to proximal femoral fracture, particularly in those patients with extracapsular fractures.1 The two year difference in mean age between patients with extracapsular fracture (80 years) and intracapsular fracture (78 years) is clinically important and presumably statistically significant, although this is not reported. A significant four year difference in the age of …

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