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Australian & New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry

In October 2011, an Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry Steering Group (ANZ HFR) was established. The objective of the group is to establish hip fracture registries on both sides of the Tasman to enable benchmarking of delivery of professionally-defined standards for hip fracture care and prevention. In May 2012, the ANZ HFR was the recipient of a Bupa Health Foundation Award for AU$477,000. To date, ANZ HFR has led development of trans-Tasman acute hip fracture care guidelines which were published in September 2014. National quality indicators are in development and pilot collection of patient level data is ongoing across Australia.

Osteoporosis NZ has co-sponsored development, with the Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand, of the information technology platform for the New Zealand Hip Fracture. Discussions are ongoing regarding which organisation will host the registry in New Zealand. A business plan is in development which will be submitted to the Ministry of Health and the Accident Compensation Corporation, with the aim of securing operational funding. Several District Health Boards will undertake pilot testing of data capture in 2014.