Greek Fragility Hip Fracture Registry

Greek Fragility Hip Fracture Registry

A pilot registry has been established in Greece from September 2022. The project is led by the registry Special Interest Group of the Fragility Fracture Network Greece. Seven different Orthopaedic Departments from six different hospitals (six academic and one state department) nationwide participate in the registry. In each department a local team has been formed for the implementation of the registry locally (data collection, troubleshooting etc).

All teams after obtaining ethical approval from the local ethics committees, collect anonymized data about all fragility hip fractures, who have been admitted in their departments prospectively. For this purpose the 22 points of Minimum Common Data Set, proposed by the Global Fragility Fracture Network, with the addition of the 30 day mortality, is used.

The Greek Fragility Hip Fracture Registry is now functional for 18 months. The data of the first one year of the registry (01-09-22 to 31-08-23) have been analyzed. A total of 822 patients with a fragility hip fracture admitted in the involved orthopaedic departments have been included so far. The majority of the patients were female (70,9%) at a mean age of 81.24 ± 10.5 years.

The use of a national hip fracture registry has been proven a valuable tool in the evaluation and improvement of national health care services across the globe. So far, the present pilot registry proves that the establishment of a national fragility hip fracture registry in Greece is feasible and demonstrates that the minimum common data set can be used as the base of any new registry.

Professor Antony Johansen conducted the external evaluation of the 18th month report in February 2024. Based on this initiative, a fracture liaison service (FLS) has now been launched in Greece, using the data collected from the registry.

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