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Fractures after nursing home admission: incidence and potential consequences.

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SUMMARY: Fracture rates were examined in residents newly admitted to nursing homes. The risk of a fracture was highest during the first months after admission and declined thereafter. This risk pattern was observed independently of fracture site, gender or degree of care need. INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Residents of nursing homes are a high-risk group for fractures. The aim of the study was to analyse fracture rates as a function of time from admission to nursing home. METHODS: Fractures o...

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10.1007/s00198-009-0852-y

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Journal:
Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA
Volume:
20
Issue:
10
Pages:
1775-1783
Publication date:
2009-10-05
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EISSN:
1433-2965
ISSN:
0937-941X
URN:
uuid:1e9f66d8-bbb6-48fa-960b-fdd3872446ae
Source identifiers:
82068
Local pid:
pubs:82068

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