Review: Strong evidence supports perioperative practices to reduce complications from hip fracture: COMMENTARY

Gill, Sudeep S.
July 2006
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p10
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's comments on how perioperative practices are helpful in reducing complications of hip fracture. According to the author, medical personnel should appreciate that delirium is common after repair of a hip fracture. The author states that minimizing the risk for the adverse outcomes requires coordination of patient care by a team with expertise in various disciplines, including anesthesia, rehabilitation and nutrition. Several potentially relevant interventions are worth highlighting for physicians who offer care to older adults with hip fracture.


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