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A 90-year-old patient presents after a fall down a flight of stairs and sustains a hip fracture, several rib fractures, a right pneumothorax, a right grade 1 open humerus fracture, and a subdural hematoma. The patient requires intubation in the trauma bay. The trauma team assesses the Injury Severity Score to 36. Which factor is associated with the highest risk of mortality at 1-year?
Presence of a head injury
The need for mechanical ventilation
Injury severity score greater than 25
Presence of a hip fracture
Presence of an open fracture
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An 85-year-old woman is found to have an isolated left hip fracture after a fall from standing. All of the following have been demonstrated to be a benefit of an orthopaedic geriatric comanagement service EXCEPT?
Decreased time to surgery
Decreased post-operative mortality
Decreased post-operative complication rate
Decreased need for post-discharge rehab facility
Increased post-operative mobility