A hip fracture quality standard is now available for Ontarians

Twenty-eight percent of women and 37% of men who suffer a hip fracture will die within the following year. About one in three patients with hip fractures will re-fracture within a year and more than half will suffer another fracture within five years.

About 13,000 people living in Ontario experience a hip fracture every year. Understanding treatment options and what to expect as a result of sustaining a hip fracture can be helpful in minimizing pain and making a quick recovery.

Health Quality Ontario has released a quality standard outlining for patients and clinicians what quality care looks like for hip fractures. This quality standard focuses on adults over the age of 50 who are undergoing surgery for hip fractures caused by a fall or low trauma – from the time they arrive in the emergency department until three months following surgery.

Because when patients receive quality care based on the best evidence – it can make all the difference.

Osteoporosis Canada strongly supports this initiative.

For more information, click here. http://www.hqontario.ca/Evidence-to-Improve-Care/Quality-Standards/View-all-Quality-Standards/Hip-Fracture