Over 20 years of orthopaedic research excellence
Collecting outcomes data for 25 years on orthopaedic procedures performed at the Steadman Clinic has led to one of the most recognized outcomes research centers in the world. The Center for Outcomes-Based Orthopaedic Research (COOR) has produced numerous patient centered outcomes publications. In addition, the research conducted at COOR, has been presented nationally and internationally for 0ver 20 years at renowned scientific conferences worldwide. Dr. Hackett and his colleagues define outcomes research as the study of the end results of medical treatment, which is intended to provide scientific evidence to support patient and physician decisions regarding medical treatment. Dr. Hackett and his colleague’s outcomes research is based on physician/patient assessment of improvement in function, quality of life and patient satisfaction. This research provides a tool to link the patient’s perspective to the effectiveness of health treatment. This allows for increased participation by patients in the decision-making process regarding the kind of care they desire. Along with the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Dr. Hackett’s goal with his outcomes research is to learn from patients and validate treatment protocols in an effort to improve the quality of health care for every patient.