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Fractures of the proximal femur are one of the greatest challenges facing the medical community, constituting a heavy socioeconomic burden worldwide. The National Hip Fracture Audit currently provides a framework for service evaluation. This evaluation is based upon the assessment of process rather than assessment of patient-centred outcome and therefore it fails to provide meaningful data regarding the clinical effectiveness of treatments. This study aims to capture data from the cohort of patients who present with a fracture of the proximal femur at a single United Kingdom Major Trauma Centre. Patient-centred outcomes will be recorded and provide a baseline cohort within which to test the clinical effectiveness of experimental interventions.

Original publication

DOI

10.1302/2046-3758.111.2000127

Type

Journal article

Journal

Bone & joint research

Publication Date

11/2012

Volume

1

Pages

310 - 314

Addresses

Warwick Orthopaedics, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry CV2 2DX, UK.