The FORCE Ortho research program is a national leader in generating real-world evidence from representative surgical practices and patients.
Blending direct-to-patient data collection methods for patient-generated data with clinical and biologic data, the FORCE Ortho research team is answering diverse research questions to improve orthopedic practice and patient outcomes.
To date, more than $23 million of federal (AHRQ, NIAMS, PCORI, FDA) and foundation funds have supported innovative data collection and analytic methods that are changing how orthopedic care is delivered. For example, new PCORI-funded research will evaluate the use of individualized outcome prediction models to support shared patient-surgeon treatment decisions. The FORCE team is committed to leading best practices in prospective cohort and registry design, device surveillance methods, and outcome improvement research.