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Findings highlight risk factors for loss to follow-up after orthopedic trauma

November 30, 2015

Male gender, smoking, lack of commercial health insurance and illicit drug abuse appear to be risk factors for noncompliance with postoperative follow-up after orthopedic trauma, according to results of a retrospective review.

Researchers recorded data of 307 patients with an average age of 40 years who underwent surgical treatment of orthopedic injuries at a level 1 academic trauma center. Following hospital discharge, all patients were instructed to follow up at the orthopedic trauma clinic. The main outcome measure of the study was noncompliance with follow-up appointments during a period of 6 months after injury.

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