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Discharge setting for patients with hip fracture: trends from 2001 to 2005.

Authors
  • Nguyen-Oghalai, Tracy U
  • Kuo, Yong-fang
  • Zhang, Dong D
  • Graham, James E
  • Goodwin, James S
  • Ottenbacher, Kenneth J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2008
Volume
56
Issue
6
Pages
1063–1068
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01688.x
PMID: 18422950
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The move from fee for service to prospective payment for postacute services for persons with hip fracture was associated with greater use of inpatient medical rehabilitation. Further research is necessary to confirm the trend in discharge setting and determine whether it is related to changes in reimbursement for postacute care.

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