Costs and outcomes of hip fracture and stroke, 1984 to 1994.

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Journal Article

OBJECTIVES:This study quantified changes in Medicare payments and outcomes for hip fracture and stroke from 1984 to 1994. METHODS:We studied National Long Term Care Survey respondents who were hospitalized for hip fracture (n = 887) or stroke (n = 878) occurring between 1984 and 1994. Changes in Medicare payment and survival were primary outcomes. We also assessed changes in functional and cognitive status. RESULTS:Medicare payments within 6 months increased following hip fracture (103%) or stroke (51%). Survival improved for stroke (P < .001) and to a lesser extent for hip fracture (P = .16). Condition-specific improvements were found in functional and cognitive status. CONCLUSIONS:During the period 1984 to 1994, Medicare payments for hip fracture and stroke rose and there were some improvements in survival and other outcomes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sloan, FA; Taylor, DH; Picone, G

Published Date

  • June 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 89 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 935 - 937

PubMed ID

  • 10358692

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10358692

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1541-0048

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-0036

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2105/ajph.89.6.935

Language

  • eng