Protocol-based management of older adults with hip fractures in Delhi, India: a feasibility study


Yadav, L; Tewari, A; Jain, A; Essue, B; Peiris, D; Woodward, M; Kotwal, P; Lindley, R; Jan, S; Chantler, T; Webster, P; Norton, R; Rath, S; (2016) Protocol-based management of older adults with hip fractures in Delhi, India: a feasibility study. Pilot and feasibility studies, 2 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2055-5784 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-016-0056-0

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Abstract

Worldwide hip fractures are projected to increase from 1.7 million in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2050. In India, conservative estimates suggest an annual incidence of 600,000 osteoporotic hip fractures and this is expected to increase significantly due to ageing and increase life expectancy. Protocol-based ‘care pathways’ for the management of adults, over 60 years of age, with hip fractures in high-income countries has resulted in decreased mortality rates, early hospital discharge, improved quality of life and reduction in healthcare costs. The study objectives are to determine appropriateness, acceptability and feasibility of adopting best-practice guideline or protocol-based care for the management of hip fractures among older adults in India. The study will also identify barriers and facilitators in recruiting patients and retention till the agreed follow-up period.

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Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Global Health and Development
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/2728735

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