Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry (ANZHFR) data is driving new initiatives to improve care for 20,000 people who present to Australian hospitals each year with hip fracture.
Many hip fracture patients can no longer walk unaided or require assistance with routine activities. The injury is a leading cause of institutionalisation and excess mortality, with up to one quarter of people who break their hip dying within 12 months.
The ANZHFR collects data on hospital care of hip fracture patients, and report key quality indicators back to clinicians, health services and funders for benchmarking purposes. The Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI) works with the registry to ensure the data is used to improve health care outcomes for patients. Participating hospitals are provided with real time data on performance against measures outlined in the Hip Fracture Care Clinical Care Standard and indicator set.