Managing an Elderly Patient Population: A Roadmap for Success
“To improve outcomes for these patients and avoid unnecessary costs, hospitals should adopt more efficient and effective ways to care for fragility fracture patients.”
Fragility fractures, or bone fractures in patients with osteoporosis, are one of the most common trauma conditions treated in hospitals. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, there are more fragility fractures each year than the combined number of heart attacks, strokes, and newly diagnosed breast cancer cases.
Unfortunately, poor care coordination can result in significant complication, readmission and mortality rates for this typically elderly patient population.
To improve outcomes for these patients and avoid unnecessary costs, hospitals should adopt more efficient and effective ways to care for fragility fracture patients.
This white paper, “The Fragility Fracture Program:
Improving Quality of Care for a Challenging Patient Population,” offers a roadmap for success.
Using protocol-driven, evidence-based processes, these programs integrate care across all services involved in the treatment of elderly fracture patients—from the emergency department to the hospital medicine evaluation, surgery, perioperative care and ending with discharge.
Read the white paper to discover:
• How Fragility Fracture Programs create integrated clinical teams for providing better coordinated and more efficient care
• The dramatic impact Fragility Fracture Programs can have on patient outcomes, throughput, length of stay and readmission rates
• Best practices for developing a Fragility Fracture Program at your hospital