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Report on Incidence of Hip Fractures, Hospitalizations in Australia Released

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released its latest report on the incidence of hip fracture and hospitalisations in Australia for 2015-16. This report – Hip Fracture Incidence and Hospitalisations in Australia 2015-16 – provides national data on the incidence and hospital-based treatment of hip fractures in Australia, using data from the National Hospital Morbidity Database for 2015–16. The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD), maintained at the AIHW, contains data from all public and private acute and psychiatric hospitals, free-standing day hospital facilities, and alcohol and drug treatment centres in Australia. Analyses of NHMD data in this report are for 2015–16 only, except for trend data, which are presented for 2006–07 to 2015–16. Diagnosis, procedure, and external cause data for 2015–16 were reported to the NHMD by all states and territories using the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) 9th edition (ACCD 2015a), incorporating the Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACCD 2015b).

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