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Implementation of a co-managed Geriatric Fracture Center reduces hospital stay and time-to-operation in elderly femoral neck fracture patients.

Authors
  • Biber, Roland
  • Singler, Katrin
  • Curschmann-Horter, Marco
  • Wicklein, Susanne
  • Sieber, Cornel
  • Bail, Hermann Josef
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2013
Volume
133
Issue
11
Pages
1527–1531
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00402-013-1845-z
PMID: 23995550
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A co-managed GFC offering an organized fracture program for the elderly can reduce hospital length-of-stay and time-to-operation in hip fracture patients. A significant effect can be observed within the first year after establishment of a GFC.

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