This developmental project seeks to facilitate early detection of serious complications associated with new orthopedic devices. Innovative aspects of the project include validation of administratively-derived safety measures, use of FDA-approval data as a benchmark for monitoring safety, and use of readily-available population-based databases to evaluate the safety of emerging surgical devices. The project implements statistical modeling techniques that leverage medical claims data to continually assess the risks of new devices as additional data is accured on repeat surgery, infection, other complications, and death. We will demonstrate the approach by examining the experience with bone morphogenetic protein, a biological agent used as an adjuncent to spinal fusion surgery

Public Health Relevance

Timely reporting of safety data for new devices could reduce complications, help clinicians and patients make informed decisions about whether to undergo orthopaedic surgery and what types of surgical devices to use.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Type
Comprehensive Center (P60)
Project #
5P60AR062799-02
Application #
8500223
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAR1-KM)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2013-09-01
Budget End
2014-08-31
Support Year
2
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$81,641
Indirect Cost
$31,698
Name
Dartmouth College
Department
Type
DUNS #
041027822
City
Hanover
State
NH
Country
United States
Zip Code
03755
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