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BMJ Open. 2016 Oct 21;6(10):e011679. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011679.

World Hip Trauma Evaluation (WHiTE): framework for embedded comprehensive cohort studies.

Author information

1
NDORMS (Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal Sciences), Kadoorie Centre, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK.
2
NDORMS (Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal Sciences), University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
3
Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Osteoporotic hip fractures present a significant global challenge to patients, clinicians and healthcare systems. It is estimated that hip fracture accounts for 1.4% of total social and healthcare costs in the established market economies.

METHODS AND ANALYSIS:

The World Hip Trauma Evaluation (WHiTE) was set up to measure outcome in a comprehensive cohort of UK patients with hip fracture. All patients in the cohort are treated under a single comprehensive treatment pathway. A core outcome set, including health-related quality of life, is collected on all the patients. This protocol describes the current multicentre project that will be used as a vehicle to deliver a series of embedded observational studies.

ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION:

Research Ethics Committee approval was granted (Rec reference 11/LO/0927, approved 18/8/2011) and each hospital trust provided National Health Service (NHS) approvals.

TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER:

The study is registered with National Institute of Health Research Portfolio (UKCRN ID 12351) and the ISRCTN registry (ISRCTN63982700).

KEYWORDS:

ORTHOPAEDIC & TRAUMA SURGERY; TRAUMA MANAGEMENT

PMID:
27797994
PMCID:
PMC5093367
DOI:
10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011679
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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