National Hip Fracture Database Annual Report 2020

Reports | Published: 14 Jan 2021

This report details the data from 174 trauma units in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that describe the process, quality and outcome of the care they provided to a total of 67,302 people who presented with hip fracture in 2019.

This report uses the set of six NHFD key performance indicators (KPIs) posed as questions, to describe how the quality of patient care varies between hospitals and changes over time. These act as an accessible summary of an individual hospital’s performance:

  1. Will I see both an orthopaedic surgeon and a medical specialist after breaking my hip?
  2. Will my operation be done today or tomorrow?
  3. Will my surgeon offer the type of operation recommended by NICE?
  4. Will I be able to get out of bed by the day after my operation?
  5. Will you check that I do not become confused after my operation?
  6. Will you check that I get back to live in my usual home?

The report also contains a preliminary overview of the how trauma and orthopaedic services coped with the challenge that COVID-19 presented on care delivered to patients presenting with hip fracture in several months of 2020. The impact of COVID-19 on patient care and the organisation of trauma services will be examined in detail in next year’s annual report.

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National Hip Fracture Database Annual Report 2020