Health Quality Ontario (HQO) has released its new Hip Fracture Quality Standard: Care for People with Fragility Fractures.
The quality standard includes 15 quality statements addressing areas identified by HQO's Hip Fracture Quality Standard Advisory Committee as having high potential for improving the quality of hip fracture care in Ontario. The quality statements address care from admission through surgery, post-operative rehabilitation and follow-up care.
The Rehabilitative Care Alliance (RCA)'s Best Practice Framework for Hip Fracture complements the quality standard by providing a set of detailed, evidence-based best practices specific to hip fracture rehabilitative care, whether provided in hospital, community, home or long term care.
HQO and RCA collaborated throughout the process of developing these two documents to ensure they were complementary. Charissa Levy, RCA Executive Director, was a member of the HQO advisory committee.