Spanish National Hip Fracture Registry (SNHFR): a description of its objectives, methodology and implementation

Rev Esp Geriatr Gerontol. 2018 Jul-Aug;53(4):188-195. doi: 10.1016/j.regg.2017.12.001. Epub 2018 Feb 14.


Objective: To ascertain the current situation and clinical variability of the provision of care for Hip Fracture (HF) in Spain and the factors related to it by using a National Registry (NHFR) with high patient numbers and territorial representation NHFR, and to compare results on a national and international level and propose standards and criteria to improve healthcare quality.

Design: Continuous registry for at least three years of a representative sample of patients admitted to Spanish hospitals due to HF using the Minimum Common Dataset - international Fragility Fracture Network (FFN) MCD, adapted for Spanish. STUDY SCOPE AND SUBJECTS: all patients over the age of 74 years who are hospitalized with a diagnosis of a fragility HF at the participating hospitals distributed throughout the Spanish territory. Initially 48 hospitals are included, and we expect to incorporate the highest number of sites possible.

Results: It is expected to ascertain the current situation of provision of care for HF in Spain. Each hospital will be offered information regarding their results and their situation compared to the rest. The results from national hospitals will be compared to others included in the registry and to hospitals abroad, which use the same database. Variability will be studied, care standards will be established, and objectives will be proposed for the continuous improvement of the care process of this condition.

Keywords: Anciano; Elderly; Fractura de cadera; Hip fracture; Registro; Registry.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study
  • Observational Study

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Hip Fractures / epidemiology
  • Hip Fractures / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Registries*
  • Spain / epidemiology