Fragility Fracture Nursing Book
Improving fragility fractures throughout Asia Pacific
Call for Workshop Proposals
In 2016, the region’s 4.5 billion-strong population represented 60 per cent of the global population,more than 12 per cent of whom were aged 60 years or older– a figure projected to exceed 25 per cent by 2050. For more Information click here
The Fragility Fracture Network calls for submissions of proposals to host a workshop at the Congress in Oxford, 28 – 30 August 2019. Read here how to submit your proposal.
PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE FRAGILITY FRACTURE NETWORK SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE BY DECEMBER 31 2018
Increased risk of mortality and readmission after hip fracture
Study from the Danish Hip fracture Database, using data of the Cumulated Ambulation Score (CAS), shows that loss of pre-fracture basic mobility level before acute hospital discharge was strongly associated with 30-day post-discharge mortality, and also influenced readmission rates. This indicates the importance of basic mobility recovery as a primary early rehabilitation goal after hip fracture and that the CAS could be considered as an important outcome parameter in other national hip fracture databases. For more Information click here