UK hip fracture audit is launched to improve care and reduce costs

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 27 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:634
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    A new UK-wide audit has been launched to improve the care of patients with hip fracture. The audit aims to help reduce the currently low and variable rates of investigation and treatment of osteoporosis in elderly people who are admitted to hospital with fragility fractures.

    The audit system, called the national hip fracture database, will gather data submitted voluntarily by hospitals around the United Kingdom. Its design is based on an audit of myocardial infarction care, the myocardial infarction national audit project (MINAP), which has had a major role in improving the management of heart …

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