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Surgical Management of Odontoid Fractures in Older Adults: A Population-based Study of Long-term Outcomes and Health Consumption Spending

Project ID: 2020-831 / TRIM 2023 0970 316 000

Principle Investigator: Chris Witiw

Description: The goal of the study are: (1) to study the epidemiology of geriatric spine fractures in the province of Ontario; (2) to evaluate the impact of geriatric spine trauma on overall survival and resource utilization in Ontario; (3) determine the key predictors of outcome after geriatric spine trauma; (4) calculate the direct medical costs related to care of geriatric patients with spinal fractures; (5) asses the operative management of spinal fractures in the elderly associated with superior outcomes.

PIA Approved: August 12, 2021