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Irish Hip Fracture Database National Report 2013; better, safer care

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posted on 2021-11-01, 14:50 authored by Emer Ahern, Louise BrentLouise Brent, Conor Hurson, Deirdre Burke, Tara Coughlan, Deirdre Carey, Philip Dunne, Catherine Farrell, Michelle Fitzgerald, Paddy Kenny, Irish Hip Fracture Database Steering Group, The National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA)
Every year, in Ireland, over 3000 people are hospitalised with a hip fracture. The morbidity and mortality associated with this serious common injury and health care costs are high. International evidence has shown us the synergy of care standards, audit and feedback drive measurable improvements in hip fracture outcomes including mortality (National Hip Fracture Database, NHFD 2011) and cost of care.
The IHFD is a clinically led, web based audit of hip fracture casemix, care and outcomes. It is backed by the Irish Gerontological Society (IGS) and the Irish Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedics (IITOS). The IHFD has been recording data since 2012. Data is collected through the Hospital In-Patient Enquiry (HIPE) portal in collaboration with the Healthcare Pricing Office (HPO). The National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) (Appendix 6) provides operational governance for the IHFD.





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Irish Hip Fracture Database Steering Group, National Office of Clinical Audit. Irish Hip Fracture Database national report 2013: better, safer care. Dublin: National Office of Clinical Audit; [n.d.]

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