Hip fracture in adults (QS16)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'hip fracture'
This NICE quality standard defines clinical best practice within this topic area. It provides specific, concise quality statements, measures and audience descriptors to provide the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers with definitions of high-quality care.
This quality standard covers the management and secondary prevention of hip fracture in adults (18 years and older). This quality standard covers only fragility fracture of the hip or fracture of the hip due to osteoporosis or osteopenia. Fragility fracture is defined as fracture caused by forces equivalent to a fall from standing height or less.
- NICE clinical guideline: CG124 Hip fracture
- NICE technology appraisal: TA204 Osteoporotic fractures - denosumab
- NICE technology appraisal: TA161 Osteoporosis - secondary prevention including strontium ranelate
- NICE clinical guideline: CG103 Delirium
- NICE clinical guideline: CG21 Falls
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: hip fracture
This page was last updated: 15 April 2013
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Information for the public
The summary of the statements in the quality standard written for patients, carers and those with little medical knowledge and may be used in local patient information leaflets.
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Many organisations share NICE's commitment to improve quality by making it clear what quality care is for patients and the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers.
So that these standards reach the widest possible audience, some of these organisations have endorsed the hip fracture quality standard.
These organisations are: