Reference 2019-299

REF:            2019-299

Subject:        Neck of femur fractures and novel oral anticoagulants

 

 

Request:

  1. Do you treat patients with neck of femur fractures in your Trust? If yes please complete the questions below:
  2. Does your Trust have a protocol for management of patients who sustain neck of femur (NOF) fractures and are taking a Novel Oral Anticoagulant (NOAC)?
  3. May we have a copy of your Trust’s protocol?
  4. How many hours does your trust advise should be the time interval between last dose of NOAC and surgical fixation of neck of femur fracture?
  5. How many patients with neck of femur fractures does your Trust treat per year?
  6. How many of the patients who have been treated in the last year for neck of femur fracture were taking a NOAC?
  7. What was the average time interval between admission to hospital and time to surgery for patients who were taking NOAC who sustained a neck of femur fracture?

 

 

Response:

1.  Do you treat patients with neck of femur fractures in your Trust? If yes please complete the questions below:

 

Yes

 

2. Does your Trust have a protocol for management of patients who sustain neck of femur (NOF) fractures and are taking a Novel Oral Anticoagulant (NOAC)? No
3. May we have a copy of your Trust’s protocol? See Q 2
4. How many hours does your trust advise should be the time interval between last dose of NOAC and surgical fixation of neck of femur fracture? See Q 2
5. How many patients with neck of femur fractures does your Trust treat per year? You can access this data publically via the national hip fracture database for up to date and current figures.
6. How many of the patients who have been treated in the last year for neck of femur fracture were taking a NOAC? I cannot provide this information as it has not been prospectively logged to the best of my knowledge.
7. What was the average time interval between admission to hospital and time to surgery for patients who were taking NOAC who sustained a neck of femur fracture?