Australian Government: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare METeOR Home Page

Hip fracture care clinical care standard indicators: 8b-Survival at 30 days post-admission for hip fracture surgery

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this term Indicator 8b-Survival at 30 days post-admission for hip fracture surgery
METeOR identifier:Help on this term628367
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/09/2016
Description:Help on this term

Survival at 30 days post-admission for hip fracture surgery.

Rationale:Help on this term

Orthogeriatric care has been shown to reduce in hospital mortality (Kammerlander et al. 2010) and may also reduce 30-day mortality (Zeltzer et al. 2014).

Indicator set:Help on this termClinical care standard indicators: hip fracture Health, Standard 12/09/2016
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Superseded 18/06/2018
Outcome area:Help on this termIndicators of effectiveness Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

The numerator includes patients undergoing surgery for a hip fracture who were still alive at follow-up at 30 days. The 30 days should be calculated from the Episode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYY for the hip fracture episode of care at the hospital at which the surgery for hip fracture was undertaken.

Both the numerator and the denominator include patients that were followed up at 30 days.

The denominator also includes patients who died in hospital during the episode at which the hip fracture surgery was undertaken (that is, Episode of admitted patient care—separation mode, code N = 8 Died).

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term

(Numerator ÷ denominator) x 100

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of patients undergoing surgery for a hip fracture who were still alive at the 30 day follow-up.

Denominator:Help on this term

Number of patients undergoing surgery for a hip fracture in a period that is at least 30 days prior to the period for which survival is measured.

Comments:Help on this term

For hospitals collecting the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry (ANZHFR) data set (ANZHFR Steering Group 2013), the variable Survival at 30 days post-surgery can be used for the numerator of this indicator. However, other hospitals will have to use linked mortality data at the state level to obtain information on patient deaths within the 30-day period.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termService event
Format:Help on this term


Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Reference documents:Help on this term

ANZHFR (Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry) Steering Group 2013. Data dictionary. Sydney: ANZHFR. Viewed 5 May 2016,

Kammerlander C, Roth T, Friedman SM, Suhm N, Luger TJ, Kammerlander-Knauer U, et al. 2010. Ortho-geriatric service - a literature review comparing different models. Osteoporosis International: a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA 21(Suppl 4):S637-46

Zeltzer J, Mitchell RJ, Toson B, Harris IA, Ahmad L & Close J 2014. Orthogeriatric services associated with lower 30-day mortality for older patients who undergo surgery for hip fracture. The Medical Journal of Australia 201(7):409-11.

My items Help on this term
Download Help on this term