Hip fracture care clinical care standard indicators: 1a-Evidence of local arrangements for the management of patients with hip fracture in the emergency department
Identifying and definitional attributes
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Health, Standard 12/09/2016
Evidence of local arrangements for the management of patients with hip fracture in the emergency department.
Patients who sustain hip fractures are, and will continue to be, an important patient group in the Australian healthcare system. In most instances, the first hospital contact these patients will have will be when they present to an emergency department (Considine & Hood 2000).
Patients presenting to the emergency department with a hip fracture should be rapidly assessed and assigned to a fast track admission pathway (SIGN 2009; Hili et al. 2014). The rate of post-operative complications, including confusion, healthcare associated infection, length of hospital stay and 12 month mortality, is lower in hip fracture patients managed by a comprehensive multidisciplinary fast-track treatment and care programme (SIGN 2009).