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Understanding hip fracture: it’s not about bones

Blog post 03/01/2017Dr Jenny Neuburger

The experiences of hip fracture patients tell us a lot about the quality and coordination of care for older people. Here Dr Jenny Neuburger outlines what research can tell us about hip fracture care, and what we still do not know.

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The impact of a national clinician-led audit initiative on care and mortality after hip fracture in England: an external evaluation using time trends in non-audit data

Journal article 01/08/2016

Hip fracture is the most common serious injury of older people. The UK National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) was launched in 2007 as a national collaborative, clinician-led audit initiative to improve the quality of hip fracture care, but has not yet been externally evaluated.

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Is the incidence of hip fracture increasing among older men in England?

Journal article 21/01/2016

The prevention of hip fracture has been a long-term goal for healthcare in England. Over the past decade, there have been numerous initiatives aimed at reducing the risk of fracture among frail older people.

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Improving hip fracture care: take the plunge

Blog post 22/11/2013Bob Handley

Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant Bob Handley on improving quality of care for patients with fragility hip fractures.

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