Case study of hip fracture in an older person
Hayes, Karen S.
Steinke, Elaine E.
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Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 2003 Oct; 15(10): 450-7.
To discuss proximal femoral (hip) fractures as the leading cause of hospitalization for injuries among older persons, using a case example that illustrates not only the orthopedic injury but also how an older person's chronic problems complicate the acute event.
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