Hip Fracture

NeuRA thas published a Hip Fracture Care Guide for patients, their families and carers addressing frequently asked questions across the hip fracture journey and highlighting the importance of preventing another fracture by treating osteoporosis and preventing falls.

The Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry

The ANZHFR is a clinician-led audit of hip fracture care established to provide data that will inform practice and drive change. The Registry stores data collected by participating hospitals and provides a mechanism for service providers to use this data to drive change in practice at a local level and ultimately to improve the care and optimise outcomes for older people who have fractured their hip.

“The Registry is run by clinicians for clinicians and provides hospitals with real-time performance data, allowing them to see how they perform against other hospitals.”

Download the Hip Fracture Care Guide

Key stats 

  • 25% of hip fracture patients were on active treatment for osteoporosis on their discharge from hospital
  • 24% of hospitals reported the provision of individualized written information on prevention of future falls and fractures
  • Future costs (Australia): $1.126 billion by 2022

Resources

In the media

 

Video: Professor Close’s tips for preventing hip fractures