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Zhang T, Lary CW, Zullo AR
Post-hip fracture mortality in nursing home residents by obesity status.
This research letter discusses a study that examined whether obesity status affected mortality in post-hip fracture patients who were nursing home residents. A national cohort of nursing home (NH) residents was examined from national Medicare fee-for-service claims linked to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) from January 2008 through the end of 2009. A total of 33, 622 long-stay residents were identified who had been hospitalized for a hip fracture. They excluded 6918 patients due to a number of factors. They classified residents based on their BMI: normal BMI, overweight, mild obesity, or moderate/severe obesity. They found that being moderate/severely obese did not increase mortality.
Citation: Zhang T, Lary CW, Zullo AR . Post-hip fracture mortality in nursing home residents by obesity status. J Am Geriatr Soc 2019 Sep;67(9):1983-85. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16028..
Keywords: Injuries and Wounds, Surgery, Nursing Homes, Obesity, Mortality, Elderly, Long-Term Care, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research