As the NSW population ages, the number of people admitted to hospital with a hip fracture is expected to rise. Surgery, post-operative rehabilitation and discharge from hospital can be delayed if medical complications are not recognised, prevented or managed effectively.
An evidence based model of care has been developed to:
- reduce waiting times and time spent in hospital
- provide clinicians with the resources, tools and skills they require to deliver high quality care
- reduce unwarranted clinical variation.