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The impact of social isolation on delayed hospital discharges of older hip fracture patients and associated costs.

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Delayed discharges represent an inefficient use of acute hospital beds. Social isolation and referral to a public-funded rehabilitation unit were significant predictors of delayed discharges while admission from an institution was a protective factor for older hip fracture patients. Preventing delays could save between 11.2 and 30.7 % of total hospital costs for this patient group.Delayed discharges of older patients from acute care hospitals are a major challenge for administrative, humanita...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s00198-015-3293-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Population Health
Publisher:
Springer London Publisher's website
Journal:
Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
2
Pages:
737-745
Publication date:
2016-02-05
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EISSN:
1433-2965
ISSN:
0937-941X
URN:
uuid:77d7ac37-b6a1-498d-8368-47d9ea3c5fe0
Source identifiers:
545739
Local pid:
pubs:545739

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