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OutcomesWhat is outcomes research?
Outcomes research seeks to understand the end results of particular health care practices and interventions. End results include effects that people experience and care about, such as change in the ability to function. In particular, for individuals with chronic conditions—where cure is not always possible—end results include quality of life as well as mortality. By linking the care people get to the outcomes they experience, outcomes research has become the key to developing better ways to monitor and improve the quality of care.
The OrthoCarolina Research Institute manages and conducts approximately 100 outcomes studies a year in the various orthopedic subspecialties. The results of these research programs are disseminated as presentations at national orthopedic conferences, such as American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Shoulder and Elbow Society, Cervical Spine Research Society, and North American Spine Society. Additionally, our research studies are published in scientific, peer-reviewed journals.
Please visit our publications page for a current list of publications.