What is this article about?
Hip fractures are potentially catastrophic injuries, particularly in older adults, that are associated with death, disability and loss of independence. There are approximately 19 000 people over the age of 50 admitted to hospital for hip fractures every year in Australia. That’s 52 people every day. This number is only expected to increase as the Australian population ages. However, despite the severity of these injuries, some patients do not receive best-practice care.