Reports, Presentations & Publications

  • It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the second Australian and New Zealand combined patient and facility-level report. This is the 5th year we have provided an annual report on activities within facilities across both countries but only the second year that we have included patient-level data.

    These reports build on the groundwork of the ANZHFR since its inception in 2012, including the production of the Australian and New Zealand Guideline for Hip Fracture Care. The release in 2016 of the Hip Fracture Care Clinical Care Standard and its associated quality indicators – a combined effort from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and the Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand, has allowed us to align our reporting to those standards.

    This provides hospitals with clear information regarding their standard of care for each of the quality statements. The patient-level audit (the first part of this report shows data grouped by hospital so that hospitals can be compared. Each hospital is numbered (anonymised) for this report but each hospital is provided with their identification number. In future, and with the agreement of participating hospitals, we aim to include hospital names in this report to provide transparency and to give hospitals a greater incentive to improve their performance.

    Data are also grouped by country, and we have provided overall results for each country for 2016 and 2017 to show any changes that have occurred between the two reports. We hope that in future, this will map the improvements made to hip fracture care since inception of the Registry.

    For the first time, the report incorporates patient health outcomes beyond discharge. Information on rates of death and on walking ability are included under 30 day and 120-day outcomes, although not all sites are collecting this information.

    Click the report below to download your copy.

    Want to present this to your team? Here is a Powerpoint Presentation that shows off the 2017 Annual Report.

  • Here is the first annual report for the Australian & New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry.

    Hip fracture is the most serious and costly fall-related injury suffered by older people. There were an estimated 19,000 admissions to hospital for a hip fracture among Australians aged over 50 in 2011-12, an increase of 22% in absolute number since 2002-03. 1 In New Zealand, 3803 people were admitted to hospital with a hip fracture in 2007. 2 Almost everyone who fractures their hip will be admitted to a hospital, and a large majority will undergo a surgical procedure. In Australia, this means that more than 50 people are admitted every day to a hospital with a hip fracture. 1,3 The individual consequences are significant: 5% of those admitted will die in hospital; over 10% will be discharged directly to an aged care facility; after 12 months, fewer than 50% of people will be walking as well as they did before their injury; and another 15-20% will have died. In addition, the health and social care systems bear considerable costs associated with the acute treatment of hip fractures, ongoing costs of rehabilitation, assistance with day-to- day living activities, and the impact of long term care placement.

    Click the report below to download your copy.


  • Facility Survey 2015
    Facility Survey Results - 2014