You want to work on a team of researchers whose work in evidence-based medicine helps to improve orthopaedic patient outcomes. Your knowledge and interest lies in qualitative and quantitative research methods. You are detail-oriented, focused, and enjoy reading and evaluating clinical research articles.
If this sounds like you, read on!
Participates in the development of clinical practice guidelines, systematic literature reviews, performance measures, and appropriate use criteria by critically evaluating published studies, abstracting information from these studies, using applicable statistical methods to analyze the evidence from those studies, and preparing written commentaries and clinical scenarios for use by physician work groups/panels. Produces professional reports for publication of AAOS Appropriate Use Criteria, performance measures, systematic literature reviews, and Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Critically evaluates the quality, conduct, and analysis of published clinical research studies.
Abstracts information/data from peer-reviewed clinical research studies to create literature reviews for the development of AAOS Appropriate Use Criteria, Performance Measures, Systematic Literature Reviews, and Guidelines.
Performs statistical analysis (meta-analysis) and statistical re-analysis of results reported in the published literature. Demonstrates ability to communicate the strength and weaknesses of clinical studies.
Provides technical and administrative support at AAOS Appropriate Use Criteria, Performance Measure, Systematic Literature Review, and Guidelines work group meetings/ conference calls. Responds to the feedback of the work group members responsible for developing appropriate use criteria and guidelines; corrects errors noted in data abstraction.
Maintains current knowledge of appropriateness and quantitative methods including review of current peer-reviewed literature and achieving publication in peer-reviewed literature. Additionally, maintains knowledge of musculoskeletal and other clinical medicine research.