Swedish National Hip Fracture Registry RIKSHOFT


The Swedish National Hip fracture Registry, Rikshöft, was established in 1988 to capture hip fracture related data; this was soon followed by the Scottish Hip Fracture Audit (1993–2008).

In 2007, the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) and British Geriatrics Society (BGS) published the Blue Book, The Care of Patients with Fragility Fractures, which describes six quality care standards derived from evidence-based clinical practice.

Using these care standards, The National Hip Fracture Database (UK NHFD) in the United Kingdom (excluding Scotland) has done much to improve care in the area since its establishment in 2007 and through repeated audits has driven annual improvement in hip fracture care. .