Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

30-4-2015 11:00 AM

End Date

30-4-2015 1:55 PM

Project Type

Poster

Description

Maine has one of the oldest populations in the United States, and improving hip fracture care and secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures are important public health goals. This study is a baseline description of hip fracture patient demographics, outcomes, and rates of secondary prevention at a mid-sized community hospital in central Maine. It included 374 hip fracture patients (who were at least 50 years old) admitted to MaineGeneral Medical Center with acute femoral neck, intertrochanteric, or subtrochanteric fractures between 2011 and 2013. The study revealed that MaineGeneral meets or exceeds standards for surgical care of hip fracture patients, but has a higher than average mortality rate at 30 days. Implications of the study for MaineGeneral include a focus on improving outcomes of medically complex patients through multidisciplinary care and creation of a hip fracture database to improve secondary prevention of fractures.

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Sociology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1350

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Sociology Commons

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Apr 30th, 11:00 AM Apr 30th, 1:55 PM

Hip Fractures in Central Maine: A Retrospective Study of Hip Fracture Patients Treated at MaineGeneral Medical Center

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Maine has one of the oldest populations in the United States, and improving hip fracture care and secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures are important public health goals. This study is a baseline description of hip fracture patient demographics, outcomes, and rates of secondary prevention at a mid-sized community hospital in central Maine. It included 374 hip fracture patients (who were at least 50 years old) admitted to MaineGeneral Medical Center with acute femoral neck, intertrochanteric, or subtrochanteric fractures between 2011 and 2013. The study revealed that MaineGeneral meets or exceeds standards for surgical care of hip fracture patients, but has a higher than average mortality rate at 30 days. Implications of the study for MaineGeneral include a focus on improving outcomes of medically complex patients through multidisciplinary care and creation of a hip fracture database to improve secondary prevention of fractures.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/59