Metal-on-Metal Hips: A Tale of Harm, Weak
Medical Device-Approval, and Lax Postmarket Scrutiny

Tweet Nearly 1 million metal-on- metal hips have been implanted in patients in the United States, making the US the world’s largest consumer of the implants. According to a BMJ/BBC Newsnight Investigation released today, the “risks associated with these devices have been known for decades, yet patients have been kept in the dark about their

Join Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Dialogue on National Research Priorities Today

Tweet Are you interested in participating in efforts to shape patient-centered outcomes research priorities. Then, don’t miss today’s meeting, webcast starting 9:30 am, or via telephone to 800 number line posted below. Got comments for the PCORI people: see submission guidelines. Disclosure: This blog is independent and not part of this effort. The Patient-Centered Outcomes

An Update: The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Meeting in New York

Tweet After urging readers to attend the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) daytime meetings in New York on Monday and Tuesday of this week, I have to say that after attending day 1, I was disappointed. That’s because it turned out to be primarily a business meeting with a mandatory public invite because PCORI is

Reminder: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Seeks Public Comment on What Matters to Patients

Tweet Designing healthcare research with what matters to patients is a relatively new concept in healthcare research. If the healthcare reformers who envisaged what is called “patient-centered outcomes research” truly want to hear from patients and the public, then tomorrow’s meeting  in New York of the Board of Governors of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research

Upcoming Event: Putting the Patient in the Center of Health Care Research

Tweet Has health care research seemed removed from you, as if it happens from the top down? That’s understandable. Health policy people and reformers often lament that they exist in a separate world, wondering what the heck matters to patients. So I was intrigued yesterday when a friend called to tell me that there was