Long Term Care


Lead Author(s): 

Meredith L. Kilgore, PhD

Patterns similar to hospitalization for the Medicare population were reported for use of skilled nursing facility and home health services following hospitalization before and after fractures, although the rates for these services were somewhat lower. Hip fractures were associated with an 84% increase in probability of a stay in a skilled nursing facility.1 (Reference Tables 5.3 PDF CSV and 5.4 PDF CSV)

Percentages of Individuals Admitted to Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) with Six Months after Various Fracture Types Compared with Six Months Preceding the Fracture,  United States 2000-2004

  • 1. Becker DJ, Yun H, Kilgore ML, et al.: Health services utilization after fractures: Recent evidence from Medicare. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2010 Sep;65(9):1012-1020. PMID: 20530242


  • 2014

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