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Hip fracture guidelines tackle 'considerable variations' in UK and Irish hospital care
Date:1/11/2012

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  • Early mobilisation is a key part of the management of patients with hip fractures.
  • Pre-operative management should take into consideration plans for the patient's discharge from hospital.
  • Measures should be taken to prevent secondary falls.
  • Continuous audit and targeted research is required in order to inform and improve the management of patients with hip fracture.

    "We hope that our guidelines will address current variations in clinical practice so that patients can all benefit from a more consistent approach" concludes Dr Griffiths, who is also lead clinician for the National Health Service Hip Fracture Perioperative Group, an initiative started by anaesthetists, but with increasing membership from orthogeriatricians.


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