In November, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) released this commissioning guide on the commissioning of services for the management of hip fracture in adults until discharge from the Hip Fracture Programme (4-6 weeks post hospital discharge). It also addresses secondary prevention of further hip fractures / fragility fractures due to osteoporosis or osteopenia. Topics covered include:
- The pathways approach to commissioning integrated care for hip fracture.
- The assessment of local service levels.
- Service components.
- Contract specification.
- The cost impact of service redesign.
- Signposts to further information.
NICE (2012). Management of hip fracture in adults. Commissioning Guides No. CMG46. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), November 26th 2012.
There is also an online interactive version of this guide.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013].