Nov 172014

It Isn’t Always What You Think: Comparing Adverse Events in Hip Replacement

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The lack of consistency in reporting patient outcomes and defining adverse events makes it difficult to compare the effectiveness and safety of the two most common hip replacement procedures: total hip replacement and hip resurfacing. Learn about the challenges of comparing the procedures and the value of joint replacement registries in this podcast featuring Dr. Deborah Marshall, ABJHI’s Director of Health Technology Assessment, and Associate Professor, University of Calgary, and Karen MacDonald, Research Associate. Deborah and Karen will help you understand the importance of being critical when reviewing the literature on adverse events associated with the two procedure types. They will explain how to make valid comparisons by using standardized, comparative outcomes. They will also help you to evaluate the need for joint replacement registries.

 

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