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Medical and Surgical Management Practices for Hysterectomies in Calgary

Hysterectomies are the fourth most common surgical procedure in Alberta and an accurate reflection of hysterectomy rates and practice trends will allow Gynecologists to provide the best care for Albertan women.

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Project Leads

  • Dr. Pamela Chu, Assistant Dean Postgraduate Medical Education, University of Calgary

  • Dr. Wynne Leung, Obstetrician/Gynecologist at Chrysalis Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Clinical Assistant Professor

  • Dr. Lara Cooke, Associate Dean Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development, University of Calgary

  • Project Manager - Inelda Gjata



Objective

This study aims to assess hysterectomy rates in Calgary and their medical and surgical management from 2009 to 2014.  The study will evaluate:


  • Patient demographics (age, sex, height, weight, cancer status etc.)

  • Pre-operative consultations, medications and procedures leading up to the hysterectomy

  • Peri-operative treatments and procedures (use of antibiotics, anti-coagulants, anesthesia type etc.)

  • Surgical parameters (procedure status and duration)

  • Post-operative outcomes (hemoglobin levels, blood transfusions administered, readmission to OR, admission to ER, mortality etc.)

  • Post-operative prescription medications.


Participating physicians will be provided with confidential aggregate and individual data reports


Intended Outcome

Evaluation of these practices compared to guidelines may allow participating physicians to identify opportunities for quality improvement.

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