Mortality Following Hip Fracture Repair in California Hospitals
Hip fracture is a serious public health concern that results in long-term functional impairment, nursing home admissions, and increased mortality. In California alone, there are approximately 20,000 hip fractures resulting in hospitalizations. The economic burden of hip fracture and related care is huge. Costs in the United States reach $17 billion a year. Because of California’s aging population, the burden of hip fracture is likely to grow in coming years.