Hip fracture report shows improvements across GTA

Date: November 11, 2020 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2020 | Spotlight 1
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The Network’s analysis of 2019/20 hip fracture data shows participating acute care and rehab hospitals are steadily improving on key indicators of best practice rehabilitative care.

The trends are highlighted in the Network’s 2019/20 hip fracture report. The reports, which are issued quarterly with a final year-end summary, allow participating members to measure their performance against best practices and other organizations. Members also use the analysis to inform quality improvement efforts.

The 2019/20 report shows the following trends:

  • Improvements in time from admission to surgery: In Toronto Central acute care hospitals, 92% of patients received surgery within 48 hours of admission, an increase from 85% in the previous year. The two participating Central hospitals also saw improvements in 2019/20: 95% of North York General Hospital patients and 91% of Humber River Hospital patients met the 48-hour target. (The QBP Clinical Handbook sets a target of 90%.)

  • Better flow through acute care: The average acute care length of stay and number of ALC days decreased for almost all participating hospitals. The most significant improvement was for ALC patients transferring to complex continuing care. In Toronto Central, these patients waited an average of 9.8 days, a decrease from 13.3 days in the previous year.

  • Higher patient volumes in low intensity rehab: The volume of patients discharged from low intensity rehab programs increased by 15% over the previous year, suggesting improved access for patients. The average length of stay for low intensity rehab was 47.4 days, a decrease from 59.4 days the previous year.

For more information, please contact Sanja Milicic Iafrate, Project Manager.