Hip fractures are common in the elderly population and are a common cause of mortality. Hip fracture prognosis is poor and one-year mortality rates are between 20-30%. Current managements require expedient preoperative evaluation and clearance and recommend surgical intervention within 24-48 hours of presentation. Co-management services of elderly hip fracture have been shown to improve outcomes, reduce complications, and reduce healthcare costs. This study aims to analyze the co-management of elderly patient by orthopedic surgeons and internal medicine at the University of New Mexico Hospital. The aim of this quality improvement project was to decrease time between hip fracture diagnosis and surgical intervention to stay.
Lu, Edward; Christopher Shultz; and Sarah Burns. "Geriatric Hip Fractures: Early Results of a Multidisciplinary Approach." (2020). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/hsc_qips/29
Presented at the University of New Mexico Health Science 2020 Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Symposium