Published in Physician Law Weekly, October 11th, 2006
"Displaced femoral neck fractures are known to be associated with high rates of mortality. The purpose of the present study is to investigate pre- and postoperative factors which influence this mortality in a series of 1186 consecutive Danish patients presenting to one hospital's orthopaedic department with Garden type 3-4 fractures," investigators in Denmark report.
"Subsequent mortality data was obtained from the state population register (224 were still alive). The stepwise Cox proportional hazards model was used for multivariate analysis in order to obtain...
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