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Loss of Pre-Fracture Basic Mobility Level Before Discharge Associated with 30 Day Post Discharge Mortality and Readmission

A new study shows that loss of pre-fracture basic mobility level before acute hospital discharge was strongly associated with 30-day post-discharge mortality and readmission. Early mobilization after hip fracture is an important predictor of outcome, but knowledge of the consequences of not achieving the pre-fracture basic mobility status in acute hospital recovery has been sparse. For this study, researchers in Denmark examined whether the regain of pre-fracture basic mobility status evaluated with the cumulated ambulation score (CAS) at hospital discharge was associated with 30-day post-discharge mortality and readmission, using the nationwide Danish Multidisciplinary Hip Fracture Database from January 2015 through December 2015, including 5,147 patients 65 years or older undergoing surgery for a first-time hip fracture.

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