This month, James started the first stage of his international, multicenter cohort study. The study involves several Universities from the United States, Canada and Australia. The study uses an “Outcomes-based electronic research database” (OBERD: http://oberd.com/) to measure patient satisfaction and clinical scores on an iPad or tablet equivalent
In an effort to improve evidence-based-medicine, OBERD has been developed to help clinicians collect important data on their surgical outcomes. The collection and interpretation of this data will enhance our ability to critically appraise surgical outcomes, which will ultimately improve patient care.
OBERD has been adopted by several international, multi-practitioner orthopaedic practices, in an effort to enhance their patient care, increase their contributions to research and allow for a more streamlined commitment to multi-centre cohort studies. Some of the well-known international groups that have practitioners who have adopted OBERD include (Click Here):
- Depuy Synthes (World-wide Device Company)
- Hospital for Special Surgery (New York, USA)
- Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (Chicago, USA)
- Missouri Orthopaedic Institute (Columbia, USA)
- Rothman Institute (Philadelphia, USA)
To find out more about OBERD – Click Here.