BOA welcomes National Hip Fracture Database Annual Report 2016
NHFD report indicates that hip fracture care continues to improve, but better team work is needed.
The British Orthopaedic Association welcomes the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) report released today.
The report shows that patient care continues to improve but highlights the need for better team work postoperatively.
The report indicates that more patients are surviving after suffering the trauma of a broken hip, with nearly 93% of patients surviving the critical 30 days following their operation. This represents a continuation of the steady improvement in outcomes that the NHFD has helped deliver. Better team work is required, however, to improve all aspects of patients’ care, and post-surgical care in particular. Hip fracture patients are amongst some of the frailest patients the NHS treats: we cannot afford to be complacent.
Tim Wilton, BOA President, said: “The BOA plays an active and important role in supporting the NHFD by using its data to assist hospitals to improve patient care through multidisciplinary reviews. These are some of the most frail and vulnerable of all patients needing treatment from the NHS and we are proud to champion and improve their care.”