By joining forces we share information and unite the falls and fractures system so older people can stay stronger for longer, in their own homes. This is going to make a real difference for older New Zealanders.
ACC, the Ministry of Health, Health Quality & Safety Commission, DHBs, GPs, health professionals, home carers and community groups, all deliver services to older people. By working together we'll better coordinate our efforts and create a system that is easy to use and helps to reduce the incidence and severity of falls and fractures.
A new way of working
We’re building partnerships at national and local health system level. This includes District Health Boards (DHBs), Primary Health Organisations (PHOs), non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and a shared commitment to develop innovative and improved services within the health system for older people.
We’re also working with new and existing providers to:
- co-design and deliver new models of care
- identify people at risk of a fall or fracture
- target interventions that are known to have a significant impact in terms of future risk.
We’re creating and testing new funding approaches to redesign pathways for older people that reflect the whole patient journey, rather than individual episodes of care. And we’re measuring outcomes collectively.
2Gillespie LD, Robertson MC, Gillespie WJ et al. 2012. An intervention for preventing falls in older people living in the community. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (9): CD007146.
4Gillespie LD, Robertson MC, Gillespie WJ et al. 2012. Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (9): CD007146.
5Harpreet S. Bawa, MD, Jack Weick, BS, and Douglas R. Dirschl, MD: Anti-Osteoporotic Therapy After Fragility Fracture Lowers Rate of Subsequent Fracture Analysis of a Large Population Sample. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2015.