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Beyond joint implant registries: a patient-centered research consortium for comparative effectiveness in total joint replacement
Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation Publications and Presentations
  • Patricia D. Franklin, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Jeroan J. Allison, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • David C. Ayers, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation; Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Date
9-26-2012
Document Type
Article
Medical Subject Headings
*Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip; *Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee; *Comparative Effectiveness Research; Data Collection; Decision Making; Humans; Interprofessional Relations; Orthopedics; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); *Patient-Centered Care; Registries; Reoperation; Schools, Medical; United States; United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Abstract
Discusses the Function and Outcomes Research for Comparative Effectiveness in TJR (FORCE-TJR) research program for total joint replacement funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Led by a team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in cooperation with a national network of surgeons, FORCE-TJR assembled a consortium of orthopedic practices to serve as a research laboratory to generate comparative effectiveness research to guide surgeon and patient decisions. The FORCE-TJR has a national scope, is representative of US practices, includes longitudinal patient-reported outcomes, and has the ability to measure implant failure as well as important clinical outcomes and complications.
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Citation: JAMA. 2012 Sep 26;308(12):1217-8. Link to article on publisher's site

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PubMed ID
23011710
Citation Information
Patricia D. Franklin, Jeroan J. Allison and David C. Ayers. "Beyond joint implant registries: a patient-centered research consortium for comparative effectiveness in total joint replacement" Vol. 308 Iss. 12 (2012) ISSN: 0098-7484 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeroan_allison/165/