Older adults [age 50 or older] have a 5- to 8-fold increased risk for all-cause mortality during the first 3 months after hip fracture. Excess annual mortality persists over time for both women and men…
Source: Meta-analysis: Excess Mortality After Hip Fracture Among Older Women and Men. Ann Intern Med March 16, 2010 152:380-390
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
Correction: October 29, 2010
An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Claire Menagh died three weeks after the accident. She died three months later.
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