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Shorter hospital stay for hip fracture associated with increased odds of survival

The longer a hip fracture patient stays in a hospital, the more likely that patient will die within 30 days of leaving, according to a study led by Stephen Kates, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.

The study, published in a December 2015 issue of the British Medical Journal, refuted conclusions from a February 2015 BMJ article that had reported that longer hospital stays lead to increased odds of survival following hip fracture.

Resource: Medical Xpress

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