Study links hip fractures to higher risk of death in older women

09/28/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

Women aged 65 to 69 who break a hip have a fivefold greater risk of dying compared with those who don't suffer a break, a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found. Study author Erin LeBlanc said that the findings suggest the hip fracture itself increases the risk of dying, rather than an underlying condition.

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