IHFD National Report 2017
Last year, in Ireland, 3,608 patients aged 60 years or over were hospitalised following a hip fracture. The IHFD collected data on 95% (3,497) of cases from all sixteen acute hospitals.Read More
- Development of a Hip Fracture Governance Committee (HFGC) in each hospital supported by the guidance issued by the National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA).
- The HFGC to have a clear focus on quality improvement to reduce variability in the standards of care.
- HFGC to standardise pathways of care for hip fracture patients to ensure timely access to orthopaedic ward or theatre.
- Hospitals to provide surgery and early mobilisation to patients with hip fractures seven days per week.
- Hospitals to provide an orthogeriatric service for all hip fracture patients.
- Hospitals to submit data in a timely manner to achieve above 90% data coverage quarterly and annually.
- NOCA, in collaboration with the Healthcare Pricing Office (HPO), continue to enhance the functionality of the IHFD Portal to include additional data quality checks and reporting.
- NOCA will progress the development of long-term outcome measures for the IHFD.