Does Adopting a Multidisciplinary Approach in the Management of Acute Hip Fractures in Orthopedic Geriatric Patients Lead to Better Outcomes? A Preliminary Report of the University of the Philippines - Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) Orthogeriat
Objectives. This study is a retrospective cohort that aims to describe the profile of orthopedic geriatric patients aged 60 years old and above with acute hip fractures occurring within one month of admission in the Philippine General Hospital managed by a multidisciplinary team approach.
Methods. Data collection from the database was done to gather information regarding the patient profile, time to surgery, causes for delay in consultation, length of hospital stay, and follow-up rate, since this model was implemented.
Results. Overall, we saw a decrease in the time from admission to surgery and a decrease in the length of hospital stay, when compared to previous data. Follow-up rates and compliance to maintenance medication are at 96% and 72% respectively.
Conclusion. The implementation of a multidisciplinary approach and fracture liaison service presents us with favorable results in addressing hip fractures and osteoporosis.