ANZHFR Steering Group
There are approximately 22,000 new hip fractures in Australia and 4,000 in New Zealand annually.
The cost of the event is enormous, both for the individual and their family as well as the healthcare systems in both countries. We know there is variation in practice models within and between States and Territories (Australia) and District Health Boards (New Zealand) and that much of what happens in the acute and rehabilitation settings impacts directly on the longer term outcomes for the person with the fracture.
The ANZHFR is a clinical registry that collects data on the care provided, and the outcomes of care, to older people in Australia and New Zealand, admitted to hospital with a fracture of the proximal femur. The registry is a collaborative project between several professional societies and is one of a number of complementary initiatives designed to improve hip fracture care bi-nationally.
The other initiatives undertaken to improve hip fracture care in Australia and New Zealand include:
The ANZHFR Steering Group is comprised of clinicians and experts in the field with representation from a number of key professional organisations. The ANZHFR Steering Group oversees the development, implementation, maintenance and reporting of the Registry and its data. The Group provides strategic direction to the operations of the Registry to ensure its objectives are met. The terms of reference are available here.
The Steering Group is Co-Chaired by a nominated representative of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM), and a nominated representative of either the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) or the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association (NZOA). The Co-Chairs are currently Professor Jacqueline Close (ANZSGM) and Professor Ian Harris AM (AOA).
Sub-committees of the ANZHFR Steering Group include the New Zealand Implementation Committee, the Australian Management Committee, and the Data Management Committee. The Data Management Committee provides advice to the Steering Group on requests for access to data, data definitions, and any questions relating to the collection of data for the Registry. It has representation from both sides of the Tasman.
Steering Group Representation
Aim and Objectives
The aim of the ANZHFR is to use data to improve performance and maximise outcomes for older people who have sustained a hip fracture. This will be achieved by:
Hospitals in Australia and New Zealand that provide surgical treatment to patients admitted with a minimal trauma fracture of the proximal femur are eligible to contribute data.
For more information on participation and the ethics and governance requirements, please contact the ANZHFR.
Requests to Access Data
The ANZHFR Steering Group encourages the use of accumulated data for appropriate and relevant research to improve and enhance outcomes for older people, however, requests for access to data are subject to protocols designed to protect the privacy of individuals. All requests will be reviewed by the Data Management Committee prior to tabling at the next scheduled Steering Group meeting.
|More than 22,000 Australians and almost 4,000 New Zealanders break their hip every year, incurring hospital costs of AU$579 Million and NZ$105 Million, respectively.|