Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 11, Issue 12, pp 765–767

Predictors of mortality after acute hip fracture

  • Mary D. Nettleman
  • Jonathan Alsip
  • Mary Schroder
  • Marilyn Schulte
Brief Reports


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 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary D. Nettleman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jonathan Alsip
    • 2
  • Mary Schroder
    • 2
  • Marilyn Schulte
    • 2
  1. 1.the Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of VirginiaVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond
  2. 2.the Iowa Foundation for Medical CareWest Des MoinesUSA

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