CERortho’s mission is to conduct Comparative Effectiveness Research to generate information leading to the provision of value-based, patient-centered care for patients with orthopaedic conditions

The United States spends over $950 billion per year on musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, yet no evidence exists to say what treatment alternatives are the most effective for patients. The standard approach to determining effectiveness is through a randomized controlled trial (RCT). However, within orthopaedics, RCTs are expensive and time consuming. Generation of evidence on treatment effectiveness in orthopaedics requires the use of a novel approach that analyzes real world treatment choices know as comparative effectiveness research.

Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) methods are used to derive evidence from variation in treatment choices. These methods seek to compare the benefits and harms of different treatment strategies and interventions to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor health conditions in real world setting.
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We are located in an orthopaedic clinic in one of America's largest health systems

This unique location for research scientist allows direct access to patients and clinicians who join us in an effective collaboration. This also ensures that we are focused on the most critical needs without our research agenda

Patewood Campus, Greenville Health System
Greenville, South Carolina

In collaboration with leading healthcare and research-minded organizations:

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