IHFD Objectives

IHFD measures key clinical steps in the care of hip fracture patients and aims to optimise surgical, medical, nursing, rehabilitation and secondary prevention care. The major objectives of IHFD is to ensure that people admitted to hospital with hip fractures will receive:

  • High-quality surgical management of hip fracture
  • High-quality medical management
  • High-quality rehabilitation
  • Effective secondary prevention of falls and further fractures

The data collated by IHFD will enable the development of a prospective database of all hip fractures. This dataset can be used to monitor standards of care against International recommendations, in order to:

  • Achieve maximal recovery for patients with hip fractures
  • Prevent further falls and fractures