RCA task groups are close to completing best practice frameworks to guide rehabilitation for total joint replacement and hip fracture patients. Final drafts will be circulated to stakeholders for review in November.
The frameworks recommend best practices for rehabilitative care across the continuum (and levels of care) for patients following primary total joint replacement and hip fracture. A referral decision tree will also be provided to assist providers in determining the level of rehabilitative care a patient requires. Work is also underway to establish quality indicators to allow performance monitoring of the application of the best practice frameworks and decision tree.
The RCA has also provided feedback to Health Quality Ontario on its draft quality standards for hip fracture.