James A. Browne, MD, chair of the AJRR Publications Committee and editor of AJRR Publications said, “Highlights in this annual report include new analysis of timely topics including dual mobility hip bearings and cementless fixation in total knee arthroplasty, exploration of the impact of patient comorbidities including smoking, and more sophisticated survivorship analyses with adjustment for age and sex, along with other findings.”
Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, chair of AJRR Steering Committee added: “These analyses were made possible by the successful integration of administrative claims data into AJRR, which provides a more complete picture of our patient population and their associated comorbidities and outcomes, including longitudinal outcomes of patients who receive care at non-AJRR participating sites.”
Other highlights from the 2019 AJRR Annual Report showcase new or enhanced Registry capabilities and offerings including:
- Increased tracking and monitoring of patient outcomes with longitudinal patient information through the expansion of the Registry analytics platform, RegistryInsights. Now, participating hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and individual surgeons have the ability to view their respective dashboards displaying their data compared to the AJRR national benchmark
- Enhanced capture of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) through continued support of the RegistryInsights PROM platform and partnerships with third party vendors with the expanded Authorized Vendor Program.
- Additional opportunities for sites to track performance measurements and use Registry data in national quality improvement (QI) programs.
- Peer-reviewed publications and presentations based on AJRR Registry data.
The 2019 AJRR Annual Report marks the sixth annual report from the AJRR. It aims to provide valuable information to orthopedic surgeons, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, device manufacturers, payers, and patients.
To read and download the complete 2019 report, visit the AJRR website.