Dietetic assistants improved postoperative clinical outcomes in older women with hip fracture

September 2006
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 145 Issue 2, p40
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a randomized controlled trial of patients with hip fracture and the role of nutrition in their recovery. The trial was conducted by D.G. Duncan, S.J. Beck, K. Hood and A. Johansen on 318 women patients above 65 years of age recovering from hip fracture. The dietetic assistants helped to ensure that patients met their nutritional needs and also checking personal and cultural food preferences and ordering nutritional supplements.


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