Full title: The World Hip Trauma Evaluation Study
Aim: gather more information on the followup of a hip fracture that can be used to improve services and outcomes for patients with this injury in the future.
Background: You have broken your thigh bone just below your hip joint. This is called a hip fracture and is a common and serious injury in people over the age of 60 years. Patients with hip fracture are treated according to standard treatment guidelines produced by the NHS. It is normal practice that patients with a hip fracture receive a telephone call to see how they are recovering after they leave hospital. For this research study, we would like to ask you a few extra questions, which will give us an indication of your current quality of life. This additional information will be used to improve services and outcomes for patients with hip fracture in the future.