Published 11 May 2021

Hip fracture

National Quality Registry for Hip Fracture (RIKSHÖFT)

Registry category: Diseases of the movement organs

Certification level: 2

Central personal data controller (CPUA): Region Skåne

A hip fracture is a serious injury, with common complications that can lead to consequences for both patients, next of kin, and society. In Sweden, more than 16 00 people sustain a hip fracture annually. The mean age is 83 years and 68 percent are women. Care for patients with hip fractures, including their rehabilitation, cost SEK 2.3 billion every year in Sweden. At age 50, the risk of fracturing a hip during the remainder of a person’s life is 23 percent for women and 11 percent for men.

The aim of registering patients with hip fractures is to present outcome data to facilitate comparison and create equitable, high-quality care nationwide. The evaluation parameters in RIKSHÖFT are the quality indicators that many county councils use to monitor their care processes. The time from arrival at the hospital until the patient undergoes surgery is a national quality indicator in Swedish open comparisons. Other indicators are walking ability indoors and outdoors after 4 months and pain at the hip after 4 months. Another is the percentage of patients who return to their previous type of housing within four months.

Through RIKSHÖFT’s registration system, participating clinics have constant access to their own data for monitoring process developments. It is possible to evaluate different patient groups with hip fractures regarding age, other conditions (ASA physical status classification), and functional level concerning surgical method and use of resources. This also provides structural reorganizations a form for evaluation through the continuum of care analyses and resource utilization.

Contact information

Find contact information on the registry’s website.