Musculoskeletal Health Care (MCRC)
Research on the comparative effectiveness of musculoskeletal treatment options is conducted through the NIAMS Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center (MCRC).
The overall goal of MCRC is to improve musculoskeletal outcomes for patients with musculoskeletal disease and injury. By taking advantage of cross-disciplinary collaborations, the MCRC is committed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions that burden our aging populations’ health and the economy.
Current projects focus on:
- Prevention of secondary fracture in elderly patients, using Medicare claims-based research to identify the most effective approaches to post-hip-fracture care.
- Enhancing informed decision-making by developing an outcomes calculator for sharing individualized risk and benefit information among surgeons, primary care providers and patients considering treatment options for back-pain-related conditions.
- Improving the safety of orthopedic devices by using claims data as early signals of poor performance.
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The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Director, NCCC Office of Cancer Comparative Effectiveness Research
James J. Carroll Professor in Oncology at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center and the Geisel School of Medicine.
Jon Lurie, MD, MS Low Back Pain Pragmatic Clinical Trials Fall Prevention Physician Workforce ModelingProfessor of Medicine, Orthopaedics, and of The Dartmouth InstituteFaculty Directory »
Tor Tosteson, ScDProfessor, Biomedical Data ScienceFaculty Directory »