The Steadman Philippon Research Institute Announces The Center for Outcomes-Based Orthopaedic Research (COOR)
Dec 2, 2012
After 20 successful years, the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado has renamed the Department of Clinical Research to better reflect its mission. The Center for Outcomes-Based Orthopaedic Research (known as COOR) was announced in November and continues the former department’s dedication to improving patient care and outcomes of orthopaedic procedures. Outcomes at COOR take into account the patients’ own assessments of how their knees, shoulders, ankle or hips are doing. According to Karen Briggs, Director of COOR, “It is critical to listen to how the patients feel in addition to what the doctor says. Our research helps patients make informed healthcare decisions and actively participate in their own care.”
The goal of COOR is to improve outcomes through research and education. The publication of peer-reviewed research provides information to physicians worldwide and to the public. COOR’s tracking of successful patient outcomes also provides the validation required for insurance coverage on the specific procedures being studied. The hope is that this research will have a global impact on orthopedic and sports medicine treatments. The orthopaedic research studies conducted through this department of the Steadman Philippon Research Institute has resulted in an impressive twenty-eight (28) articles published this year in PubMed with an additional thirteen (13) accepted for publication in the coming months. (PubMed's database is a service of the US National Library of Medicine that publishes peer-reviewed and accepted online collections of research studies for the medical community).