We read with interest the paper “Changes in population demographics and the future incidence of hip fractures”.
4This raises many important issues in the management of geriatric patients that we, as future doctors, will experience during our clinical practice. Firstly, the population aged 50 years and above is predicted to increase by 28% by 2031. Secondly, the incidence of hip fracture in Scotland is predicted to increase by 45 to 75%. Finally, it is proposed that far more hospital beds will be required to manage this huge demand in the future.
- Holt G.
- Smith R.
- Duncan K.
- et al.
Changes in population demographics and the future incidence of hip fracture.
Injury. 2009; 40: 722-726
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