Characteristics of centenarians in the Irish hip fracture database
journal contributionposted on 01.11.2021, 16:33 by P.C.P Hogan, H Ferris, Louise BrentLouise Brent, P McElwaine, T Coughlan
Aim: Hip fractures are common amongst older people and result in significant morbidity and mortality. The Irish Hip Fracture Database (IHFD) collects data, from the 16 trauma orthopaedic units in Ireland, on patients aged 60 years and older who sustain hip fractures. This study aims to describe the characteristics of those patients aged 100 years and older in this database.
Methods: A retrospective analysis of the IHFD from 2012 to 2017. Characteristics of those patients aged 100 years and over were collected and analysed.
Results: 57 patients were identified for inclusion, 52 (91%) of which were women. Mean age was 101, while mean length of stay was 22.6 days. 51 (89%) fractures were due to low velocity trauma, consistent with likely high rates of osteoporosis in this group. The great majority underwent operative intervention. 50 (88%) were discharged alive. Fracture type varied widely. Only 24 (42%) patients were documented to have been seen by a geriatrician during admission. There were low reported rates of co-morbid medical conditions, likely due to lack of recorded data, rather than true low rates of co-morbidities in this group.
Discussion: This study provides insight into this distinct group of people, with important implications for future healthcare planning and budgeting.
CommentsThe original article is available at http://imj.ie/
Published CitationHogan PCP, Ferris H, Brent L, McElwaine P, Coughlan T. Characteristics of centenarians in the Irish Hip Fracture Database. Ir Med J. 2021;114(7):401
Publication DateAugust 2021
- National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA)
PublisherIrish Medical Association
- Published Version (Version of Record)