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Economic Aspects Associated With the Implementation of an Orthogeriatric Setting in a General Hospital

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2009 by Sheba Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: March 11, 2009
Last Update Posted: March 11, 2009
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Sheba Medical Center

The economic and social burden of hip fractures is expected to increase dramatically, but financial resources remain limited. This calls for the investigation of innovative new forms of organization and integration of medical, surgical and rehabilitation services for these patients.

The study will investigate economical aspects associated with implementation of a comprehensive orthogeriatric ward for elderly hip fracture patients in a general hospital, compared with the classic model of orthopedic treatment followed by rehabilitation period.

Hip Fracture

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Economic Aspects Associated With the Implementation of an Orthogeriatric Setting in a General Hospital

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Further study details as provided by Sheba Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • cost-effectiveness [ Time Frame: 1999-2007 ]

Estimated Enrollment: 2000
Study Start Date: May 2009
a group of consecutive hip fracture patients admitted to a dedicated comprehensive orthogeriatric ward and a group of similar patients admitted to an orthopedic ward and later on transferred to geriatric rehab center


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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
approx 1000 patients admitted with traumatic hip fracture to an orthogeriatric ward, compared with approximately 1000 admissions to orthopaedic ward

Inclusion Criteria:

  • hip fracture

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients admitted for elective hip surgery
  • Patients with multi-trauma injuries
  Contacts and Locations
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  More Information

Responsible Party: Prof. Abraham Adunsky, Director, Dept of Geriatric med & rehab, Sheba Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00860132     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-09-6962-AA-CTIL
First Submitted: March 10, 2009
First Posted: March 11, 2009
Last Update Posted: March 11, 2009
Last Verified: March 2009

Keywords provided by Sheba Medical Center:
hip fracture elderly orthogeriatric
cost effectiveness of hip fracture patients

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hip Fractures
Femoral Fractures
Fractures, Bone
Wounds and Injuries
Hip Injuries
Leg Injuries