The risk factors for suffering a broken hip are numerous, including:
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Hip fracture care is a particular area of interest at NeuRA. Recently we highlighted the current and future costs of hip fracture care. A separate study looked at some of the aspects of quality of care and have shown that across New South Wales there is significant variation in the time older people have to wait for their hip fracture surgery with the conclusion that more could be done to expedite care.
Other research in the same area has demonstrated that a particular approach to caring for hip fracture patients is associated with a lower 30-day mortality rate. When orthopaedic surgeons and geriatricans look after a hip fracture patient together, the outcomes seem to be better for older people. This approach to care is now being recommended across Australia.
Researchers say drinking, smoking and the light from your phone at night can be keeping you awake when you’re trying to sleep. Other bad sleep habits that can affect your sleep include exposure to loud music and eating rich foods within two hours of your bedtime. It might seem obvious but pets in the bed and a lack of exercise […]