CHSPR Seminar: Hip Fracture Mortality by Teaching Status of Treating Hospital

Katie Sheehan, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
12:00–1:00 pm
Room B104, 2206 East Mall
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia

One in ten patients dies during hospitalization for hip fracture. Several patient and system factors have been associated with the risk of hospital death. Treatment setting is of particular interest as it represents a summary indicator for organization and delivery of patient care. However, there is inconsistent evidence for an association between treatment setting and in-hospital mortality, with reports of no association, more deaths at community hospitals, and more deaths at teaching hospitals. This discrepancy may be due to variation in the length of stay by hospital type. Katie Sheehan will describe a study comparing the risk of hospital death for hip fracture patients treated in teaching and community hospitals, controlling for potential confounders and the length of hospital stay.

Katie Sheehan is a postdoctoral fellow with the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation. She presents this study on behalf of the CIHR-funded Canadian Collaborative Study of Hip Fractures.

This seminar is sponsored by the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research in the School of Population and Public Health. Coffee and tea will be provided. A teleconference option is available upon request; please contact