Evidence Based Surgery in Orthopaedics Assessing the Change in Incidence of Surgical Treatment for Acute Midshaft Clavicle Fractures A Population Based Study in British Columbia, Canada

Project number: 
19-055
Approval date: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Principal Investigator: 
Sepehri,Aresh
Institution: 
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Funding Agency: 
Not Available
Datasets requested: 
Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
Consolidation - demographic (Ministry of Health)
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
Consolidation registry (Ministry of Health)
consolidation - census geocodes
Research objective: 

Specific Aims
1) assess the change in incidence of surgically treated midshaft clavicle fractures with temporal relation to high-impact modern research publications
Null Hypothesis: There is no change in incidence of surgically treated clavicle fractures over time

2) determine if any association exists between surgeon, patient or institution characteristics and change in incidence of surgically treated midshaft clavicle fractures.
Null Hypothesis: The incidence of surgically treated clavicle fracture are not associated with surgeon, patient or institution characteristics.

Secondary Aims
1) This aim seeks to determine whether an inverse correlation exists between the rate of surgery for non-union of midshaft clavicle fractures and the rate of surgery for acute midshaft clavicle fractures.
Null hypothesis: The rate of surgery for midshaft clavicle non-union has no association with the rate of surgery for acute midshaft clavicle fractures.


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