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The link between length of stay and mortality is complex and appears to differ across healthcare settings.
More insight into the potential causal mechanisms linking length of stay and mortality is needed.
Hip fracture is the most serious complication related to osteoporosis both from a patient and societal perspective due to the high case-fatality rate and healthcare costs.1 Since length of stay plays a pivotal role for the healthcare costs, reducing the length of stay has become an objective across healthcare systems. However, the aim of lowering the costs of hospital-based care must be balanced against the clinical needs of …
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