Recovery of Function Following a Hip Fracture in Geriatric Ambulatory Persons Living in Nursing Homes: Prospective Cohort Study
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 07/03/2012
Beaupre LA et al. – Hip fracture for nursing home residents was associated with substantial loss of functional independence, ambulation, and health–related quality of life (HRQL). Little recovery was evident after the first 3months; there was almost 50% mortality within 12months.