Effectiveness of a multidisciplinary approach to geriatric hip fractures in improving clinical outcomes and cost of care
FKL Leung1, TW Lau2, GWY Yuen3, EMT Chan4, P Chan5, RYH Lam6
1 Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong
2 Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Queen Mary Hospital
3 School of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong
4 Department of Occupational Therapy, Queen Mary Hospital
5 Central Nursing Department, Queen Mary Hospital
6 Physiotherapy Department, Queen Mary Hospital
1. Geriatric hip fracture is best managed by a multidisciplinary geriatric hip fracture clinical pathway (GHFCP).
2. Implementation of a GHFCP results in decreased preoperative waiting time and length of hospital stay, decreased mortality and complication rate, reduced manpower cost, and increased efficiency.