Initiating a Multisubspecialty Orthopaedic Outcomes Program and Utilizing the Data to Guide Practice

Colwell Jr., Clifford W.; Pulido, Pamela A.; Hardwick, Mary E.; Sandwell, Julie C.; Rosen, Adam S.; Copp, Steven N.
November 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Nov2009 Supplement 6, Vol. 91-A, p134
Academic Journal
The article presents a study that describes the planning, development, implementation, and utilization of comprehensive orthopedic outcomes program. A step-by-step guide and methods for analyzing and reporting data are provided for the initiation of an outcomes program. Moreover, outcomes data can be used to identify trends and to track success rate of operative and non-operative procedures, standard guides of practice, and data dissemination, presentation, and publication.


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