Hip Fracture Care
Hip fracture is the most serious and costly fall related injury in older people. There is a high risk of post-operative complications, within a year approximately 20-25% of patients will no longer be alive and less than half return to their previous function. Collaboration and communication within the multidisciplinary team is necessary to ensure that all patients receive the best value and evidence-based care.
The management and care of older people with a hip fracture has been a priority area for NSW Health for a number of years. In addition to NSW strategies, national organisations and the Commonwealth have also supported initiatives to improve the care of older Australians with a hip fracture.