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Irish Hip Fracture Database National Report 2015
National Office of Clinical Audit
Welcome to the Irish Hip Fracture Database (IHFD) National Report 2015. The IHFD is a clinically led, web-based audit which measures the care and outcomes of patients with hip fractures. Hip fracture care takes the patient through a complex clinical pathway involving a wide range of specialties. It is an ideal marker condition for the care of older patients in our acute hospitals and also tells us how well the trauma service is functioning. Hip fractures are an ideal condition to audit for the following reasons: • Common condition • Clearly defined diagnosis • Good evidence base for care and prevention • Care is complex and costly • Care, outcomes and costs vary • Numbers rising • High morbidity, mortality and loss of independence • 3,591 hip fractures in Ireland in 2015 (aged 60 years and over and due to injury) This third IHFD report details 2,962 hip fracture cases in patients aged 60 years and over, discharged by 16 hospitals in 2015, which accounts for 81% of all hip fracture cases nationally
Publication Date:
Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Contributor(s): National Office of Clinical Audit
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): National Office of Clinical Audit
First Indexed: 2018-07-25 06:50:18 Last Updated: 2018-07-25 06:50:18