Quality standard

Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 Adults with hip fracture are cared for within a Hip Fracture Programme at every stage of the care pathway. [2012, updated 2016]

Statement 2 Adults with hip fracture have surgery on a planned trauma list on the day of, or the day after, admission. [2012, updated 2016]

Statement 3 This statement has been removed. See update information for details.

Statement 4 Adults with trochanteric fractures above and including the lesser trochanter, except reverse oblique fractures, receive extramedullary implants in preference to intramedullary nails. [2012, updated 2016]

Statement 5 Adults with subtrochanteric fracture are treated with an intramedullary nail. [new 2016]

Statement 6 Adults with hip fracture start rehabilitation at least once a day, no later than the day after surgery. [2012, updated 2016]

In 2016, this quality standard was reviewed, and statements prioritised in 2012 were updated (2012, updated 2016) or replaced (new 2016). Statement 3 was updated again in 2017 (2012, updated 2017). For more information, see update information.

The 2012 quality standard for hip fracture is available as a pdf.