Hip Fractures in Women Deadly
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- They found that the risk of dying within a year of breaking a hip doubled for women in their 70s.
- Mortality for women in their 80s remained the same, regardless of whether they had a hip fracture. t
- The risk of short-term mortality tripled for otherwise healthy women who suffered a hip fracture in their 80s.
The study was published online in the Archives of Internal Medicine.