Hip fracture audit may have saved 1000 lives since 2007

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 16 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3854
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The care and survival of older people with hip fracture in England have substantially improved since the launch of a national, clinician led audit initiative, an independent evaluation has found.1

The UK National Hip Fracture Database was launched in 2007 as a collaboration between the British Orthopaedic Association and the British Geriatrics Society. The initiative published six national clinical standards for hip fracture care, including early surgery and access to acute geriatric care. Hospital clinical teams monitor their performance against these standards to …

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