Registry FAQ


There are many questions about the Registry sites and as they come up, we update these answers.

  • Ethics & Governance

    Is ethics approval done site by site or at a state/territory level?
    What approvals are required for a hospital to participate?
    Is there an explanatory leaflet for us to give to the patients/family?
  • Data Collection – Admission

    Which patients are eligible to be included in the ANZHFR?
    Does the registry include periprosthetic fractures or is it only for people with a primary hip fracture?
    What happens if a person presents to a hospital without imaging facilities and is then transferred to a hospital for imaging and then transferred to a third hospital for treatment. Which of the first or second hospitals is the transfer hospital?
    A patient has an undiagnosed #NOF on admission and is admitted to a medical unit. They are seen by the Orthopaedic team days later. X-rays taken earlier support a diagnosis of #NOF. From when is delay to the operating theatre measured? And what is the date/time of diagnosis?
    Can the preferred ward be an infection control ward?
  • Data Collection – Assessment

    These questions relate to the Data Collection – Assessment aspects of the registry.

    Our hospital doesn't do an AMT Score. In terms of cognition screening we preform the RUDAS (Rowlands universal dementia assessment screen), or the ACE3 (Addenbrookes cognition examination) and I'm wondering how I can enter that into the data base because it doesn't exactly match up with the scores that are provided for the AMT score.
  • Data Collection – Treatment

    These questions relate to the Data Collection – Treatment aspects of the registry.

    How much data is entered for patients who are not treated by surgery? And are they followed up at 30 and 120 days?
    Is a nerve block recorded in the Anaesthesia data field or solely in the Analgesia data field if it was performed preoperatively?
    The patient was given a combination of a general anaesthetic and a femoral nerve block in the operating theatre. How is this recorded?
    How are combination anaesthetics recorded in the database? Eg an anaesthetic which combines general and spinal.
    Is the Queensland Health Falls Assessment and Management Plan enough to qualify for a specialist falls assessment as per the ANZHFR data field?.
    The patient is given the opportunity to mobilise on day 1, but didn't due to a patient dependant reason. Must the patient get out of bed or just be given the opportunity to mobilise?
    How is 'bone protection medication at discharge' recorded if medication has been prescribed but not commenced at discharge?
    Most of our patients are discharged with a recommendation for bispohosphonate (oral or IV) strontium, denosumab or teriparitide (with or without calcium and/or vitamin D) to commence at 3 months. How is this recorded?
  • Data Collection – Discharge

    These questions relate to the Data Collection – Discharge.

    A person is discharged with HITH (Hospital In The Home) services. How is the discharge status recorded?
    How do I record the date of discharge from the acute / orthopaedic ward? The patient may be discharged to rehabilitation however wait several days to be transferred because there are no available beds, or they are statistically 'type changed'.
    How do I record the date of final discharge from hospital system?