Improving Outcomes in Cleft Palate Surgery

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Research
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Study Title: Improving Outcomes in Cleft Palate Surgery
Study Purpose:
This is a pilot study to determine if an audit and feedback intervention decreases complication rates after
cleft palate surgery.
Study Summary:
This study will determine whether a surgeon-directed audit and feedback intervention reduces rates of oronasal fistula after cleft palate repair. Fistula is an important potential complication of cleft palate repair.
The study also evaluates feasibility of standardized outcome measurement in the care of children with cleft
lip and palate, acceptability of standardized measurement, and acceptability of the audit and feedback
intervention among surgeons.
The results of this research will improve child health by enabling cleft surgeons to critically evaluate and
improve their patient's outcomes.
Basic Eligibility Criteria:
Inclusion Criteria:
Active surgeon performing cleft palate repair in the US or Canada.
Study Location(s):
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Study Contact(s):
Stephen Beals, MD