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In Fall 2010, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) awarded $12 million to the University of Massachusetts Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation to develop and implement FORCE-TJR, a nationwide, comprehensive database of total joint replacement (TJR) surgical and patient-reported outcomes. The FORCE-TJR research effort will collect data from more than 30,000 TJR patients, develop tools with which to record the patients’ assessment of the success and failure of their surgery, and conduct research to guide both clinical care and health care policy.
To learn more, please follow this link to the FORCE-TJR website.