McMaster University

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Researcher awarded major funding for hip fracture study

Published: June 19, 2015
P.J. Devereaux
P.J. Devereaux, professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

A grant of $1.8 million to study the impact of accelerated surgical care for hip fractures has been awarded to P.J. Devereaux, a professor of medicine and clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

This grant from the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU) will allow Devereaux's team to conduct a large trial to address if the elderly with hip fractures are receiving equity in health care delivery and whether earlier surgery can improve their outcomes.

Each year more than 35,000 Canadians suffer a hip fracture, often leading to death or another major complication within 30 days. Hip fractures primarily occur in the elderly, who usually wait more than 24 hours after being diagnosed with a hip fracture to have surgery.

OSSU is a collaboration across 12 leading Ontario health research centres jointly funded by the Government of Ontario and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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