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Testing the effect of discharge destination on outcomes for people with isolated lower limb fractures

Ian D Cameron
Med J Aust 2020; 212 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50540
Published online: 6 April 2020

Some patients may not benefit from inpatient rehabilitation, but numerous factors must be considered

In this issue of the MJA, Kimmel and her co‐authors report analysing data from the Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Registry (VOTOR)1 with the aim of determining whether inpatient rehabilitation after isolated lower extremity fracture in working age people might be associated with poorer long term outcomes. For those of us in the rehabilitation services, this investigation further develops a familiar theme, doubt about the value of inpatient rehabilitation services.

  • Ian D Cameron

  • John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW

Correspondence: ian.cameron@sydney.edu.au

Acknowledgements: 

I am supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellowship, the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority, and Insurance and Care (icare) NSW.

Competing interests:

I have received grants from the NHMRC, the Australian Research Council, the New South Wales State Insurance Regulatory Authority, and icare NSW.

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