Force-TJR - UMass FORCE Registry - U. of Massachusetts Medical School
FORCE-TJR is an independent, unbiased, expert data collection, analysis, and reporting system to guide best total joint replacement (TJR) surgical practices to assure patients achieve optimal pain relief and functional gain with minimal adverse events and implant failures. . FORCE-TJR originated in 2010 with an award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and includes a national sample of US patients and surgeons. . As of 2015, more than 25,000 patients have been enrolled from more than 150 surgeons in 23 states. . The unique AHRQ cohort forms the basis for clinical benchmarks in TJR outcomes and risk-adjustment models. . In 2015, FORCE-TJR opened membership to additional surgeons and patients from members across the country and is currently enrolling new members. .