Health services use and frailty among Québec seniors with a minor fracture

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  • Among individuals aged 65 years and older having suffered a minor fracture, 13.6% were considered frail while 5.2% were robust.
  • This study shows that frail elderly seniors use health care more extensively after experiencing a minor fracture.
  • It is possible to characterize seniors’ frailty status at a population level using an adaptation of a frailty index in the healthcare administrative databases.
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