The Hip Fracture Care Clinical Care Standard aims to improve the assessment and management of patients with a hip fracture to optimise outcomes and reduce the ir risk of another fracture.

Scope

The Hip Fracture Care Clinical Care Standard provides advice to clinicians, consumers and health services on key components of care including:

  • Care at presentation
  • Pain management
  • Orthogeriatric model of care
  • Timing of surgery
  • Mobilisation and weight-bearing
  • Minimising risk of another fracture
  • Transition from hospital care.

Consultation

The Commission undertook a public consultation on the draft Hip Fracture Care Clinical Care Standard and related documentation from 25 May 2015 to 3 July 2015. Over two hundred submissions were received from individuals, organisations and consumer groups.

Topic Working Group

A Topic Working Group comprised of individuals with relevant expertise in the management of the fractured hip, experience in the Australian health care system as well as representatives of major consumer organisations has been convened to provide clinical advice, expertise and consumer input to this work.

All members are required to disclose financial, personal and professional interests that could, or could be perceived to, influence a decision made, or advice given to the Commission. Disclosures are updated prior to each meeting and managed in line with the Commission’s Policy on Disclosure of Interests.