The Irish Hip Fracture Database (IHFD)’s review of 2020 found about one in 20 people who received hospital treatment for a hip fracture in 2020 died before being discharged, with outcomes significantly poorer among those diagnosed with Covid-19 during their stay, writes The Irish Times.
The IHFD’s review of 2020 includes data on 3,666 cases and states that 185 people hospitalised after a hip fracture died (5 per cent), the same percentage as in 2019. However, the report says 74 hip fracture patients had a Covid-19 diagnosis during the year which significantly increased the length of their stay and rate of mortality, which rose to 28 per cent among those with the disease.
- Irish Times: One in 20 hospitalised with hip fracture in 2020 died before discharge
- Irish Hip Fracture Database National Report 2020. National Office of Clinical Audit. Sept 2021