Minimum Standards for the Management of Hip Fractures
Hip fractures as a result of a fall are a common occurrence for older Australians – some 17,000 cases present to emergency departments across the country each year. This can result in significant medical complications, ill health and even death.
Surgery to repair the fracture, rehabilitation after surgery and the patient’s discharge home from hospital can all be delayed if medical complications are not recognised and managed quickly.
The ACI Minimum Standards for the Management of Hip Fracture has been superceded by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care Hip Fracture Care Clinical Care Standard. The ACI Standards are included below for reference only.
Seven Standards have been identified to assist hospitals in the management of patients with hip fractures.
Further Information and Background
- Minimum Standards for the Management of Hip Fracture in the Older Person on the Excellence and Innovation in Healthcare site
- Fascia Iliaca Block
- Patient Safety Report - Fractured Hip Surgery in the Elderly, CEC
- The Orthogeriatric Model of Care - Clinical Practice Guide 2010, ACI
Surgical Services Taskforce Manager