IHFD How it works
In 2008, a group of clinicians representing Geriatrics and Orthopaedics gathered with the shared goal of improving care of hip fracture patients. In 2012, IHFD received national support through the HSE Quality Improvement Division and IHFD data is now collected on a web-based capture system overseen by the Healthcare Pricing Office. Analysis is based on IHFD records as captured on Hospital Inpatient Enquiry System (HIPE) Portal software. The IHFD audit is based on six standards of care as published by the British Orthopaedic Association and British Geriatric Society in the Blue Book, the Care of Patients With Fragility Fracture (2007).