Australian and New Zealand guidelines for hip fracture released

29 Sep 2014 | Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission's Reducing Harm from Falls programme is pleased to endorse the work of the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry and the recent release of the Australian and New Zealand Guideline for Hip Fracture Care.

The guideline is designed to help professionals providing care for people with a hip fracture to deliver consistent, effective and efficient care. Every person with a hip fracture should be given the best possible chance of making a meaningful recovery from a significant injury and strategies should be put in place to reduce the occurrence of future falls and fractures.

The recommendations reflect the journey of a person with a hip fracture and take into account their perspective, as well as the perspective of their family and carers. The guideline also complements system improvements being implemented across Australia and New Zealand through the establishment of the fracture liaison services and the New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry.

The Australian and New Zealand Guideline for Hip Fracture Care is available here: http://www.anzhfr.org/guidelines.

Read the supporting press release from the Australia New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry.

Last updated 30/09/2014