Economic Aspects Associated With the Implementation of an Orthogeriatric Setting in a General Hospital
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
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.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Economic Aspects Associated With the Implementation of an Orthogeriatric Setting in a General Hospital|
- cost-effectiveness [ Time Frame: 1999-2007 ]
|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