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Evidence to Improve Care

Hip Fracture

Care for People With Fragility Fractures


This quality standard focuses on adults aged 50 years and older undergoing surgery for fragility hip fractures and the care delivered from the point at which they present to the emergency department until 3 months following surgery. Fragility hip fractures are fractures of the femur caused by low-energy trauma, such as falls from a standing height. This quality standard does not apply to people with hip fractures resulting from high-energy trauma or people with fragility fractures who are not candidates for surgery.

This quality standard was completed in October 2017 and updated in February 2024.

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