NHFD national report shows care for hip fracture patients is improving

The National Hip Fracture Database is a joint venture of the British Geriatrics Society and the British Orthopaedic Association, and is designed to facilitate improvements in the quality and cost effectiveness of hip fracture care.  Follow it on Twitter @NatHipFracData NHFD2

Hip fracture is a common, serious and costly injury affecting mainly older people. It usually results from the combination of osteoporosis and a fall from standing height or less.  Care is complex and involves surgical, medical and rehabilitation interventions.

The National Hip Fracture Database 2013 report covers casemix, care and outcomes of 61,508 cases submitted between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013 by 180 hospitals in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Continue reading