This Standard aims to improve the assessment and management of patients with a hip fracture to optimise outcomes and reduce their risk of another fracture.
This clinical care standard relates to the care that patients with a suspected hip fracture should be offered from presentation to hospital through to completion of treatment in hospital. This also includes patients who sustain a hip fracture while in hospital. The target age for the clinical care standard is 50 years and over.
The care described in this clinical care standard is also appropriate for patients under 50 years with a suspected hip fracture judged to be due to osteoporosis or osteopenia.
This Standard applies to care provided in all hospital settings, including public and private hospitals and subacute facilities.