Predictors of mortality after acute hip fracture
Cite this article as: Nettleman, M.D., Alsip, J., Schroder, M. et al. J Gen Intern Med (1996) 11: 765. doi:10.1007/BF02598997 Abstract
To identify determinants of mortality after hip fracture, we performed a multicenter, retrospective study of 390 Medicare beneficiaries. Independent predictors of 30-day mortality included a history of congestive heart failure (odds ratio [OR] 32; 95% confidence interval [CI] 5, 192), angina (OR 26; 95% CI 4, 184), or chronic pulmonary disease (OR 11; 95% CI 2, 62). Postoperative use of aspirin was- associated with a reduced risk of mortality (OR 0.24; 95% CI 0.08, 0.70). Cardiovascular events were the presumed cause of 63% of in-hospital deaths. Aspirin may have significant potential to reduce mortality in this population and deserves further study.
Key words hip fracture mortality outcome aspirin
Presented in abstract form at the Society for General Internal Medicine 19th annual meeting, Washington, DC, May 2–4, 1996.
Supported by the Iowa Foundation for Medical Care and the Health Care Financing Agency for which the authors worked.
The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not represent an official position of the Iowa Foundation for Medical Care or the Health Care Financing Agency.
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