Ideas for a new health app

Map of quality and outcomes: falls and fracture prevention

The National Osteoporosis Society would welcome an app which shows information about the quality and outcomes achieved by falls and fracture prevention services in local areas across the UK. There is a range of official audit data available which provides this information at local levels:


The national audit of falls and bone health in older people, undertaken by the Royal College of Physicians and commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP).


The National Hip Fracture Database.


The Association of Public Health Observatories: APHO collates and maps data on hospital admissions for hip fracture in patients aged 65 and over for each English local authority.


Useful information generated by the app would include whether or not a Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) is linked to a local hospital. FLSs identify older patients with broken bones, ensuring that they receive a bone health assessment and are prescribed bone-protecting treatment where needed.



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Idea No. 564