“Older people who suffer a hip fracture face a much higher risk of death soon after the injury, but the risk persists over the longer term, a large study indicates. Researchers found that the risk of death among people over 60 nearly tripled during the first year following a hip fracture. However, hip fractures were also still linked to a nearly twofold increased risk of dying eight years or more after the injury.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
A stark reminder of the danger of falls.
Hip Fracture’s Link to Early Death May Last Years