IHFD National Report 2016

This fourth IHFD report details 3,159 hip fracture cases in patients aged 60 years and over, discharged by 16 hospitals in 2016, which accounts for 86% of all hip fracture cases nationally.

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Key Findings

In 2016, in Ireland, 3,629 patients aged 60 years or over were hospitalised following a hip fracture. The IHFD collected data on 3,159 cases from all sixteen acute hospitals which accounted for 86% of all hip fracture cases nationally. This is the first IHFD report to compare individual hospital performances across six clinical care standards.

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Key Recommendations

  • Every hospital participating in the IHFD should have a hip fracture committee to ensure that the data from the IHFD is being used to drive continuous quality improvement in hip fracture care. IHFD audit reports should also be made available to the Hospital and Hospital Group Quality and Safety Committee.
  • Each hospital participating in the IHFD should provide an a multidisciplinary orthogeritaric service.
  • Each hospital providing hip fracture surgery should be resourced to provide a seven day a week service to trauma patients- including prompt access to theatre, medical support and early mobilisation by a physiotherapist.
  • NOCA will provide guidance and support to all of the local hip fracture committees.
  • NOCA will continue to work with hospitals directly to put processes in place to support the current dataset and new data points to assure data quality and thereby supporting the provision of high quality reporting.