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Psychiatric illness and mortality after hip fracture.

Nightingale, S. and Holmes, J. and Mason, J. M. and House, A. (2001) 'Psychiatric illness and mortality after hip fracture.', The lancet., 357 (9264). pp. 1264-1265.


People with dementia or delirium have increased mortality in the 6 months after hip fracture, but depression might take longer to have an effect. We assessed the psychiatric status of 731 participants with hip fracture and analysed the effect of psychiatric illness on mortality during the next 2 years. We found that dementia, delirium, and depression all increased the risk of mortality (p<0·0001, p<0·0001, and p=0·0359, respectively), and that mortality differed significantly between hospitals (p=0·0003). We suggest that psychiatric interventions should be asssessed in hip-fracture patients with adequate follow up of outcome measures.

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Publisher statement:NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in The Lancet. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in The Lancet, 357, 21 April 2001, 10.1016/S0140-6736(00)04421-4
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