The National Hip Fracture Database Report on 2020

Reports | Published: 11 Nov 2021

The National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) has published their latest report. Based on data from 173 hospitals in England and Wales during 2020, the report uses six NHFD key performance indicators (KPIs) to describe how the quality of care varies between hospitals and changes over time. The impact of COVID-19 on patient care and the organisation of trauma services are also described.

Overall, 63,284 people presented to a hospital following a hip fracture. Performance on most KPIs remained stable or experienced small transient dips during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the report did find that:

  • The 30-day mortality was three times higher for patients with COVID-19 than seen in those without the virus.
  • The 30-day mortality rose to 8.3% in 2020, meaning that over 1,000 more people died during this first year of the COVID-19 pandemic than would have been expected had the mortality figure of 6.5% reported in 2019 been maintained.

This report makes a number of recommendations including a call for hospitals to examine their position regarding both ‘prompt’ and NICE compliant surgery.

Read the full report: You can read the report by clicking on the link below.

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The National Hip Fracture Database Report on 2020