Public donations fund the enrolment of patients into Hamilton-based study
HAMILTON, ON – March 30, 2015 Researchers at Hamilton Health Sciences’ Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) are running a precedent-setting campaign in support of hip fracture research in Hamilton and around the world.
Hip ATTACK, a global clinical trial led by PHRI in partnership with McMaster University, is looking at whether accelerated surgery following a hip fracture impacts a patient’s recovery. Currently, the average surgical wait time for hip fracture patients internationally is 24-48 hours. Hip ATTACK is investigating whether a surgical wait time of six hours or less leads to reduced negative outcomes, which include immobility/loss of independence, risk of serious complications such as heart attack or stroke, and even death. Last year alone, more than 600 people suffered a hip fracture in Hamilton.
All donations to the Hip ATTACK campaign will directly fund the enrolment of additional patients into the study.