[PDF] National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) annual report 2017

Royal College of Physicians of London - RCP
Royal College of Physicians (RCP);National Hip Fracture Database
Publication date:
14 September 2017


The ninth annual report from The National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) shows that while more patients are receiving early surgery and surviving a hip fracture, two in five patients are not receiving all of the recommended elements of a hip fracture programme that represent ‘best practice’. Some of the other key findings of the report include:

• Hospital stay increase by one day in English hospitals, equivalent to 160 inpatient beds across NHSe services.

• Over 85% of patients now receive appropriate surgery, but almost 4,000 eligible patients are not offered a Total Hip Replacement as recommended by NICE.

• Of 18,141 patients contacted, 9% remain completely immobile four months after their injury.