Measurement of functional outcomes in the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC).

Renan Carlos Castillo, Ellen J Mackenzie, Michael J. Bosse, Investigators METRC Investigators

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Measurement of functional outcome is a central tool in the assessment of the human and economic consequences of trauma. As such, functional outcome is the ideal basis against which to judge the efficacy of surgical approaches, drugs, and devices in the context of evidence-based medicine. A well-designed outcome measurement plan improves the validity of clinical research, facilitates the optimal use of limited research resources, and maximizes opportunities for future secondary data analyses. However, a key challenge in the development of a study measurement plan is the identification of appropriate, practical, well-validated measures. The Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC) is a large 5-year research effort to develop and conduct multicenter clinical studies relevant to the treatment and outcomes of orthopaedic trauma. METRC is funded to conduct nine clinical studies. One of the main goals is to benefit from the consortium approach by standardizing data collection across these studies. METRC investigators have developed a standard set of measurement instruments designed to examine outcomes across a defined set of key domains: complications, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, pain, activity and participation, health-related quality of life, patient satisfaction, and healthcare utilization. In addition, METRC investigators have developed a standard set of sociodemographic and clinical covariates to be collected across all studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalThe Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Volume20 Suppl 1
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StatePublished - 2012

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Extremities
Wounds and Injuries
Research
Research Personnel
Evidence-Based Medicine
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Patient Satisfaction
Multicenter Studies
Orthopedics
Economics
Quality of Life
Depression
Delivery of Health Care
Pain
Equipment and Supplies
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Clinical Studies

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  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Measurement of functional outcomes in the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC). / Castillo, Renan Carlos; Mackenzie, Ellen J; Bosse, Michael J.; METRC Investigators, Investigators.

In: The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Vol. 20 Suppl 1, 2012.

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