AJRR Releases Second Summary of Clinical Annual Report Data for Patients

It’s no surprise that a patient aware of the surgical options available can make a more informed decision when it comes to their care. There is a large gap in the public knowledge of health care registries and their benefits, and the AJRR plans to solve that with the 2017 Report to the Public About Hip and Knee Replacements.

Smart patient and clinical decision making before surgery will increase the likelihood of successful outcomes. To maximize the benefit of medical information exchange between patients and their health care providers, patient education is critical. Also, an educated, engaged patient is more likely to complete patient-reported outcomes (PROs) which can give health care providers better insight into the patient experience.

Utilize the 2017 Report to the Public About Hip and Knee Replacements to inform your patients on current arthroplasty trends. This is the second year that the AJRR has published a summary of the clinical data in its Annual Report. AJRR is committed to producing this report every year, and will move towards publishing it in conjunction with the year-end release of its Annual Report. The 2017 Report to the Public features sections on:

  • Clinical data registries and how patient information is used
  • Why registries are important
  • How to find out if your hospital is participating in AJRR
  • A few of the reasons why people are having hip and knee replacement surgery
  • The benefits of PROs

The 2017 Report to the Public is a project of the AJRR Public Advisory Board (PAB), a group whose mission is to improve the value of the AJRR by ensuring a public voice in the Registry’s data collection, reporting, and utilization activities. The PAB is represented on the AJRR Steering Committee due to the Registry’s multi-stakeholder governing model.

If you would like to download a free copy of the 2017 Report to the Public About Hip and Knee Replacements, click here. Please feel free to share the PDF/download link on your institution's website or with any patients or family members that are considering hip or knee replacement surgery.

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