HPB Database: A Unique Resource for Toronto Fellows

The Ontario Clinical Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Database has captured data from over 7000 liver, pancreas, and biliary tract patients since August 2005, becoming a unique and invaluable source of information for trainees, clinicians, researchers and scientists. Based on the understanding that surgical outcomes research requires a high quality source of prospectively collected data, the HPB registry affords Fellows and Faculty access to information unavailable elsewhere, and continues to be referenced in high impact peer reviewed publications as well as research projects presented at local, national and international conferences. Many Fellows have contributed directly and indirectly to the HPB database. They are responsible for submission of data extraction and act as a liaison between the database staff and the surgical team. The information from the HPB registry is also used to track the volume of HPB surgery performed at the University Health Network (UHN), where it is currently housed and administered.  In this way, it also functions as an internal audit tool to monitor quality, and target areas for quality improvement. Originating in Toronto over a decade ago, participation in the registry continues to expand and continues to focus on improved quality care for patients, and continued leadership in national and international HPB research. HPB/Transplant Fellows Help Build Ontario...