Risk of Death Persists After a Hip Fracture

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Risk of Death Persists After a Hip Fracture

Older people who suffer a break up to eight times more likely to die, study finds

Older men and women who break a hip are five to eight times more likely to die in the first three months after the fracture, a new study by Belgian researchers has found.

And, while the death rate after a hip fracture diminishes substantially during the first two years after the break, it never returns to the death rate seen in similar people who did not fracture a hip, the study authors said.

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