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W21C Patient Safety Podcast

This podcast is about patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare, and is produced with the support of W21C - a research and innovation centre in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada. Please visit and to reach us. Email

Sep 26, 2014

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In this episode Dr. Deborah Marshall and Karen MacDonald discuss how the lack of consistent outcomes, adverse event definitions and non-standardized measures challenges their ability to compare outcomes between total hip replacement and a newer technology called hip resurfacing.  
After listening to this podcast listeners will be able to: 
  • Understand the importance of being critical when reviewing the literature
  • Make valid comparisons by using standardized, comparative outcomes
  • Evaluate the need of joint replacement registries 
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