16 Oct 2017 | Reducing Harm from Falls
The Australian & New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry was honoured with the Health Services Research Award at Research Australia’s annual Health and Medical Research Awards held in Melbourne last Thursday, 5 October 2017.
Research Australia’s Health and Medical Research Awards are an opportunity to shine a light on those who are working hard within our sector, who are making incredible discoveries and advancements, and who have tirelessly advocated and supported health and medical research.
The Health Services Research Award is for an individual, team or organisation who has provided leadership and made an outstanding contribution to health services research; driven research that has led to a significant improvement in healthcare; and/or has championed the development of health services research.
Professor Jacqueline Close accepted the award on behalf of the ANZ Hip Fracture Registry and the many people involved across both countries.
Professor Close said the award "recognised the hard work of so many people at all levels of the health system and was a recognition of many years of work."
Professor Close also acknowledged that there was still much to do to improve hip fracture care in Australia and New Zealand. To all those involved in the hip fracture work – thank you for your contribution.
The Hip Fracture Registry is being implemented across all public hospitals in New Zealand, as an integral part of the whole of system approach to falls and fracture management.
With a focus on clinical indicators to optimise the care for acute hip fracture patients, the second annual report of the Australia and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry has recently been published.
The report, with key highlights, will be communicated to each District Health Board Chief Executive within the next few weeks.
Currently, the uptake of the Registry in New Zealand stands at 12 DHBs, representing 90% of the hospitals treating acute hip fractures in New Zealand.
There is a strong focus on ensuring data integrity, reporting and learning to inform ongoing local and national quality improvement efforts.
Click here for more information about the Australia and New Zealand hip fracture registry.