October 8, 2019
2019 ANZHFR Annual Report Posted in Reports
Welcome to the 2019 Annual Report. The 2019 Annual Report contains patient level data from 67 hospitals and facility level data from 118 hospitals across Australia and New Zealand. It is the fourth year of reporting patient level information and the seventh year of reporting facility level elements of care provided by hospitals to patients with a fractured hip.
There has been steady progress in hospital participation from 24 hospitals reported in the first patient level report. The commitment to improving hip fracture care from clinical, administrative or executive staff is evident by this continued growth of the Registry. We recognise the time commitment and challenges of collecting data at each contributing site. Thank you to all those who have provided data for the facility level and/or patient level reports.
The 2019 Annual Report shows significant national improvement in hospital pain management and early rehabilitation for people being treated for a broken hip. It shows 87% of patients in Australia receive a nerve block injection to help manage pain after a hip fracture, up from 59% when annual reporting began in 2015. Hospitals have also improved early rehabilitation activities, with 91% of patients now being offered treatment to get out of bed and start walking the day after surgery. This is an increase from 85% in 2015.
This year, the ANZHFR has also released the My Hip Fracture Guide. This guide for patients, families and carers contains important information about recovering after a hip fracture. It also contains an individualised care plan which can be used to assist the patient’s transition from hospital care. The My Hip Fracture Care Guide is formatted to print as an A5 booklet.