The Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research is a multidisciplinary research group dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals with musculoskeletal conditions by performing rigorous, policy relevant clinical research and by educating younger scientists to excel in this field. Center investigators perform research involving prevalent, disabling conditions including osteoarthritis, spine and upper extremity disorders, osteoporosis, trauma, pain and others. The methodologic approaches include clinical trials, cohort and case control studies, computer simulation policy modeling, cost effectiveness analysis and qualitative research. The research and training programs are funded primarily by grants from the National Institutes of Health and foundations.The Center is located at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on the bustling Harvard Medical Area campus. It is surrounded by Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and several other academic hospitals. The Center Director, Jeffrey N Katz, MD, MSc, and co-Director, Elena Losina, PhD, invite you to explore this site and contact us with any questions.

OrACORe works in partnership with the PIVOT Center to address policy and clinical questions related to musculoskeletal disorders.

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20 Mar 18

OrACORe & PIVOT in the News

NIH Medline Plus discusses the results of the SPARKS trial.   Brigham Health's Vital Lines recently featured an OAPol model study examining the lower utilization rates of total knee replacement…

06 Mar 18

Month in Review-January & February 2018

Publications Losina E, Usiskin IM, Smith SR, Sullivan JK, Smith KC, Hunter DJ, Messier SP, Paltiel AD, Katz JN. Cost-effectiveness of generic celecoxib in knee osteoarthritis for average-risk patients: A model-based…

23 Feb 18

Reuters Health News Features OAPol Analysis

An OAPol analysis published last month in Arthritis Care & Research examined the loss of quality-adjusted life years among racial minorities due to disparities in total knee replacement utilization. Click here for coverage by…

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