Lead: Ms Cindy Turner
The Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR) utilised MRFF funding to fast-track the design and delivery of multiple electronic dashboards to deliver real-time patient reported outcome (PROMs) data back to patients, surgeons, hospitals and other project stakeholders.
The collection of PROMs is currently being piloted by the AOANJRR at 50 sites across Australia with over 6,000 patients registered in the system thus far. The dashboards incorporate the patient’s perspective about their pain, disability and recovery before and after joint replacement surgery. Whilst many surgeons and hospitals already collect PROMs on their patients the Registry is now able to provide comparisons for their patient cohort outcomes vs national averages.
The aim long term aim is to utilise PROMs is to further improve patient outcomes after joint replacement by combining this data with other information already collected by the Registry such as patient characteristics, the type of surgery, prostheses used as well as surgeon and hospital factors. In 2019, data relating to post-operative outcomes will be collected and patients will be able to access the dashboards to monitor their own progress and compare it with national averages.