Improve the patient journey and prepare now for rising hip fracture rates
With the number of hip fracture cases projected to rise, Sentara Healthcare wanted to rethink its care pathway—from the emergency department to physician clinics to physical therapy—to create long-term, sustainable change.
Vizient provided the clinical expertise to support the new pathway, which was built to serve four primary goals:
- Get the patient into surgery as quickly as possible
- Focus on early mobility and ambulation
- Reduce dependence on opioids
- Discharge patients to the appropriate care setting
Sentara Healthcare has improved care coordination and patient outcomes for geriatric patients with low energy hip fractures as a result as well as optimized facility-related processes and capacity management.
Improvements in care quality and patient outcomes as a result
length of stay ratio
compared to 1.09
compared to 1.03
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