The Hip Fracture Registry (HFR) Toolbox
- A world-first Hip Fracture Registry (HFR) Toolbox has been launched today, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 to improve care for the 1 million+ who fracture a hip in the Asia Pacific region each year, causing alarming death and disability.
- Developed by the Asia Pacific Fragility Fracture Alliance (APFFA), in collaboration with the Fragility Fracture Network (FFN), the practical and informative resource explains the fundamental need, and how to best advocate for, the establishment of a national hip fracture registry.
- Tailored to clinicians, hospital administrators, healthcare systems and governments alike, the Toolbox covers pertinent topics, including stakeholder engagement and consolidation, building a case for change, planning and funding a registry, to setting up a pilot registry, and navigating governance and ethics approval. Examples of current registries and other useful resources also feature in the Toolbox.
- Hospitals can utilise hip fracture registries to benchmark their provision of care against best practice clinical standards for acute care, rehabilitation, and secondary fracture prevention.
- Hip fracture registries can also transform patient-level data into information that both equips and empowers hospital teams to identify, and develop solutions for, key challenges within their respective institutions, and to strive for ongoing improvement in care.
For more, or to download the HFR Toolbox, head to www.apfracturealliance.org/HFR-toolbox/