Beyond joint implant registries: a patient-centered research consortium for comparative effectiveness in total joint replacement

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Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation; Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

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*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


Orthopedics | Rehabilitation and Therapy


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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JAMA. 2012 Sep 26;308(12):1217-8. Link to article on publisher's site

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JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association

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