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Hospitalist management of hip fx patient—need to know why we ask for what we request.

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Laura Bateman, Srinivas Vuppala, Patricia Porada, William Carter, Charitraheen Baijnath, Kabeer Burman, Ryan Lee, Jodie Hargus
Each year, more than 250,000 Americans will suffer a broken hip from a fall from no more than standing height. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that more than 500,000 acute hip fractures will occur annually by the year 2040. The costs associated with this healthcare phenomenon are staggering and will continue to increase with an aging population.Hospitalists routinely comanage orthopedic patients as either consultants or as primary physicians in the hospital setting. A unique set of problems exists in this population...
2012: Ochsner Journal
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