From 2005 to 2010, patients in the Medicare population with femoral neck fractures had an overall mortality rate of 1.5%, according to study results. Additionally, men had twice as high of a mortality rate compared with women, and patients 84 years of age and older who sustained femoral neck fractures were the most likely to die soon afterward.
In a retrospective review of the PearlDiver database, researchers analyzed use and payment information for Medicare patients from 2005 to 2010. ICD-9, ICD-9-D-820.0 and ICD-9-D-820.13 codes representing femoral neck fractures and related conditions were used in a stratified sampling to determine the number of patients with death discharges from inpatient centers. The researchers also analyzed demographics, including, age, sex and injury year.