Outcome score measurement and clinical trials for hip fracture patients
Fernandez MA., Aquilina AL., Costa ML.
© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. Hip fracture is a global problem both for patients and healthcare systems. Patients with a hip fracture have complex health and social needs which present challenges to measuring outcomes. In this review we discuss how knowledge of what patients consider important in their recovery has increased our understanding of how to measure outcomes in this patient population, the work towards establishing a core set of outcomes, and how exploiting existing infrastructure in the UK has provided a powerful framework within which to undertake research.