Project Information

Determining the effectiveness of the Hip Fracture Task Force

Project Description: For the last year and a half, members of the orthopedic, hospitalist, geriatrics, anesthesiology, and emergency medicine services as well as representatives of Quality Improvement, physical therapy, case management, and nursing teams have been working to establish a Hip Fracture Task force, centered on improving the care and outcomes of patients at UF Shands. We have developed a clinical pathway that starts in the emergency department and continues into the aftercare of these patients. The pathway involves many facets, including improved pain management, appropriate guidelines for medical management, facilitating timely operative management, and appropriate mobilization with efficient discharge. We meet regularly as a team to assess progress and plan future improvement and have presented our pathway at quality meetings. We now need to asses the efficacy of the pathway by looking specifically at the outcomes of the patients who have been through it and address problems/pitfalls

QPI: Jennifer, Hagen, (

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UF Health Big Aims: Enhance the Patient Experience None

MeSH Keywords: fragility fracture, hip fracture, multidisciplinary, geriatrics, care pathways