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Improving care for elderly patients with hip fracture: interdisciplinary collaboration in regional analgesia

  • Carla Y. HendersonEmail author
  • Ramzy Abdel-Galil
  • Michael Y. Woo
  • Jacques S. Lee
  • Steven Papp
  • Susan Madden
  • Anne Lui
Correspondence
To the Editor,

Notes

Conflicts of interest

None declared.

Editorial responsibility

This submission was handled by Dr. Philip M. Jones, Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.

Funding disclosure

No monetary funds were received for this quality improvement initiative.

Data collection was aided by the concurrently running Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funded ED Ultrasonographic Regional Anesthesia to Prevent Incident Delirium in Hip Fracture Patients (EDU-RAPID) Multi-center Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Trial. No monetary funds were received for this quality improvement initiative.

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© Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Pain MedicineUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Department of Emergency MedicineThe Ottawa HospitalOttawaCanada
  3. 3.Department of Emergency MedicineSunnybrook Health Sciences CenterTorontoCanada
  4. 4.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryThe Ottawa HospitalOttawaCanada
  5. 5.Department of Anesthesiology and Pain MedicineThe Ottawa HospitalOttawaCanada

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