‘Balancing risk’ after fall-induced hip fracture: the older person's need for information

Laura McMillan, Joanne Booth, Kay Currie, Tracey Howe

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Abstract

Hip fracture is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in older people. Healthcare professionals have a role to identify and respond to challenges and concerns that older people face as they strive to manage risk of future falls and rebuild confidence and independence after discharge.This study aimed to explore the post-discharge concerns of older people after fall-induced hip fracture.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Older People Nursing
Early online date2 Apr 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Hip Fractures
Morbidity
Delivery of Health Care
Mortality

Keywords

  • Falls / falling; hip fracture; information provision; recovery; risk

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