Emergency Hospital Admissions for Hip Fractures (age 65 and over)

This dataset shows Emergency Hospital Admissions for fractured neck of femur, for persons Age 65 and over by Gender.

The data source (Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID)) has indicated the following aspects in its commentary. Firstly, hip fracture is a debilitating condition - only one in three sufferers return to their former levels of independence, and one in three ends up leaving their own home and moving to long-term care. Hip fractures are almost as common and as costly to public services as strokes. Mortality from hip fracture is high - about one in ten people with a hip fracture die within a month, and about one in three die within a year.

Within the 65 and over age group there are differences in hip fracture rates by Age and Gender. For data breakouts and more information please see the source link.

Directly Age-Standardised Rates (DASR) are shown in the data (where numbers are sufficient) so that rates can be directly compared between areas. The DASR calculation applies Age-specific rates to a Standard European population to cancel out possible effects on crude rates due to different age structures among populations, thus enabling direct comparisons of rates.

Source: Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID), Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) indicator 4.14i (41401-E13). This data is updated annually.

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Source http://fingertips.phe.org.uk/
Last Updated March 8, 2024, 13:55 (UTC)
Created June 15, 2017, 07:21 (UTC)
Statistics at OHID - weblink: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-for-health-improvement-and-disparities/about/statistics