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Dementia Plus Fracture Might Equal Red Flag for Elder Abuse

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Background: Approximately 1 in 10 elderly Americans has experienced some form of physical abuse. Objective: To assess for the presence of additional findings or other correlates of elder abuse that should raise suspicion of such abuse in older adults who present with fractures. Design: Retrospective, cross-sectional analysis of data extracted from medical records pertaining to individuals aged ≥65 years with a primary diagnosis of any fracture admitted to an outpatient departmen more...
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