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

Journal Article (Journal Article)


This study quantified changes in Medicare payments and outcomes for hip fracture and stroke from 1984 to 1994.


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.


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.


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

  • PMC1508637

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


  • eng