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Hospitalists better for patients with hip fx

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Michael P Phy, David J Vanness, L Joseph Melton, Kirsten Hall Long, Cathy D Schleck, Dirk R Larson, Paul M Huddleston, Jeanne M Huddleston
BACKGROUND: Hospitalists' increased role in perioperative medicine allows for examination of their effects on surgical patients. This study examined the effects of a hospitalist service created to medically manage elderly patients with hip fracture. METHODS: During a 2-year historical cohort study of 466 patients 65 years or older admitted for surgical repair of hip fracture, we examined outcomes 1 year prior to and subsequent to the change from the standard to the hospitalist model...
April 11, 2005: Archives of Internal Medicine
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