Changes in population demographics and the future incidence of hip fracture

G Holt, R Smith, K Duncan, J D Hutchison, D Reid

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Abstract

During the first three decades of the 21st century the combination of increasing life expectancy and falling birth rates will result in substantial demographic changes within the population of the United Kingdom. A large increase in the elderly population is likely to have significant effects on the number of patients who sustain a hip fracture.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)722-726
Number of pages5
JournalInjury
Volume40
Issue number7
Early online date8 May 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

Keywords

  • aged
  • aged, 80 and over
  • female
  • forecasting
  • Great Britain
  • health care costs
  • health transition
  • hip fractures
  • hospital records
  • hospitalization
  • humans
  • incidence
  • male
  • middle aged
  • Scotland
  • state medicine

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