The ACI had identified significant benefits to both consumers and the health care system of evidenced-based hip fracture management in the elderly. These included improved morbidity and mortality, better functional outcomes, increased rates of discharge to original place of residence, and increased value from health dollars spent.
The objectives of the evaluation were to:
- Assess the soundness of the Minimum Standards (including the evidence base and support for them by clinicians), the governance processes supporting the Standards and associated tools and guidelines.
- Examine consumer outcomes associated with the implementation of the Minimum Standards.
- Articulate barriers and success factors for implementation.