Years: 2016-2018

Our PCORI funded study titled “Comparative Effectiveness of Decision Support Tools for Total Joint Replacement” was a three-year grant. We enrolled more than 1100 patients in this multi-site trial. Patients coming to see a participating orthopedic surgeon for hip or knee osteoarthritis were randomly assigned to receive one of two different decision aids. We also randomized surgeons to receive a short report about their patients’ goals and treatment preferences or not. We hope to learn more about how the decision aid format can influence decision making and health outcomes. Furthermore, we are eager to explore if formally delivering patient preferences to surgeons helps improve the accuracy of preference diagnosis.

The study has completed data collection and is currently in the analysis phase. Researchers who are interested in accessing a de-identified dataset please contact the study Principal Investigator via the email.  Researchers will have  to complete a Partners Healthcare Data Use Agreement.

Funding from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)