The HIP ATTACK Trial was awarded an IMPACT Award of $1.849 million from the Ontario SPOR Support Unit (OSSU). Dr. PJ Devereaux and Dr. Mohit Bhandari were co-Principal Investigators on the grant. Locally, the strong efforts of co-investigators and leadership at Juravinski Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital were crucial to the success of the grant. HIP ATTACK is a randomized controlled trial comparing surgery for hip fracture within an accelerated timeline (medical clearance and surgery within 6 hours) to standard care (within 48 hours) on patient-important outcomes. The funding from OSSU will allow HIP ATTACK to strengthen its design and implementation by bringing together 12 Ontario hospitals, several Ontario research centres of excellence (Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Clinical Trials Ontario, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Women’s xChange, Population Health Research Institute), and patient representatives.
HIP ATTACK will be presented at OSSU’s June Showcase in Toronto to major stakeholders, including members of the Ministry of Health/Government of Ontario, hospital leadership, industry, NGOs, patient representatives, and researchers to further gain input on maximizing value and impact of the trial.