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Orthogeriatric: Acute Hip Fracture Management model of care

The Orthogeriatric: Acute Hip Fracture Management model of care delivers consistent high-quality, patient-centred, evidence-based care to all orthogeriatric patients who are diagnosed with a hip fracture.

The model of care aims to ensure patients receive consistent, quality care from admission through to discharge. Patients will also be provided with timely and effective pain management, appropriate time to theatre and day one mobilisation by a physiotherapist. This will provide the best possible opportunity for the patient to return to their pre-fracture function and mobility.

Please read the Orthogeriatric: Acute Hip Fracture Management Consumer Guide for more information on what you can expect.

The model

The Model has been developed in consultation with multi-disciplinary clinicians with representation from all Local Health Networks, with the exception of Women’s and Children’s Health Network. The model aligns with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care’s Hip Fracture Care Clinical Care Standards and the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture registry’s Guideline for Hip Fracture Care (PDF 4.5MB). 

The model of care has been developed and implemented in specialist Orthogeriatric Fracture Centres (OFCs) across five sites:

  • Flinders Medical Centre
  • Lyell McEwin Hospital
  • Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The OFCs act as centres of excellence and are equipped to provide comprehensive clinical care to deliver the best potential outcome for a patient to return to their pre-fracture function and mobility.


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