Standardised audit of hip fractures in Europe

Stride, P., Gallie, P., Norton, P., Reddy, V. and Cooper, H. (2002) Standardised audit of hip fractures in Europe. Geriaction, 20 2: 10-13.

Author Stride, P.
Gallie, P.
Norton, P.
Reddy, V.
Cooper, H.
Title Standardised audit of hip fractures in Europe
Journal name Geriaction   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1032-4410
Publication date 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 20
Issue 2
Start page 10
End page 13
Total pages 4
Editor S. Candlin
Place of publication Newtown, New South Wales
Publisher John Thrift Publishing
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
321029 Surgery
730109 Surgical methods and procedures
Abstract The objectives of this study were to evaluate the outcomes of our patients admitted with hip fractures, and to benchmark these results with other hospitals, initially in Europe and subsequently in Australia. The Standardised Audit of Hip Fractures in Europe (SAHFE) questionnaires was used as the data gathering instrument. The participants were all patients admitted to Redcliffe Hospital with a fractured neck of femur prior to surgery. This paper reports the results of the first 70 consecutive patients admitted to Redcliffe Hospital with a fractured neck of femur from November 1st 2000. The main outcome measures were mobility, independence, residence prior to fracture; type of fracture and surgical repair; and time to surgery, survival rates and discharge destination. Results: 43 patients were admitted from home, but only 13 returned home directly from the orthopaedic ward. It is hoped that most of the 26 transferred to the rehabilitation ward will ultimately return home. 7 patients died, these were aged 82 to 102, and all had premorbid disease. Delays in surgery were apparent for 13 patients, mainly due to administrative problems. Conclusions: We support the recommendation in the Fifteenth Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network Publication on the management of hip fractures, that all units treating this condition should enter an audit to evaluate their management. (author abstract)
Q-Index Code C1

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