This topic was identified for update following the annual review of quality standards in 2014. The review identified that there had been changes in the areas for improvement for 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.

This quality standard was previously called the quality standard for hip fracture.