A new mobility score for predicting mortality after hip fracture

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1993 Sep;75(5):797-8. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.75B5.8376443.


We assessed 882 patients presenting with a proximal femoral fracture by a new mobility score and by a mental test score, to determine which was of the most value in forecasting mortality at one year. Both scores gave a highly significant prediction, but the mobility score had a greater predictive value and is easier to perform.

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living*
  • Hip Fractures / mortality*
  • Humans
  • Intelligence Tests
  • Mathematical Computing
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Survival Analysis