The mission of the Hospitalís new Center for Musculoskeletal Outcomes and Patient Oriented Research is to rigorously investigate the delivery of care to patients with orthopedic and rheumatologic conditions, with the goal of continually improving their outcomes. The Centerís researchers will use a variety of techniques, including comparative effectiveness analysis, clinical trials, epidemiology, and translational research, to answer research questions that arise from within HSS as well as from independent clinical decision makers, health care providers, health care insurers, and health systems.
The research performed in the Center will result in information that will::
Though the primary focus of the Center will be on academic research, the Centerís staff will also work with the Hospitalís Quality Research Center to document the excellent musculoskeletal results that have long been the hallmark of HSS. These findings will be used to continually improve patient care and safety.
Through the efforts of the Center, HSS will be positioned to help transform the nationís health care delivery systems and prevention strategies, particularly involving musculoskeletal conditions.