August 2000 AAOS Report

AAOS to convene national meeting on hip fracture care

AAOS is proceeding with plans for a national meeting in spring of 2001 to address problems in the delivery of care to hip fracture patients. The meeting, which was approved by the Board of Directors in March, will bring together representatives of national organizations whose interests relate to the continuum of care for hip fracture patients. The meeting will address models of care, aimed at building consensus on the leading delivery system problems first, and then taking the issues to the next stage of advocacy, which may be a national project that explores new and better models of care. A Steering Group has been formed to begin the planning process. Those organizations agreeing to participate in the Steering Committee with AAOS include: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Hospital Association, American Physical Therapy Association, American Geriatrics Society, National Osteoporosis Foundation, American Health Care Association and the National Association for Home Care. AAOS members participating in the Steering Committee include Alan Morris, MD; Joseph Zuckerman, MD; J. Thomas Hulvey, MD; Ramon Jimenez, MD; Kenneth Koval, MD; and William W. Tipton Jr., MD, AAOS executive vice president.

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