• The ACORN is a multicentre registry that aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of joint replacement surgery by monitoring and evaluating patient reported clinical outcomes after surgery.
  • The registry will enable improvements in care by:
  • * Identifying characteristics and co-morbidities that place people at risk of poor outcome after joint replacement
  • * Monitoring rates of key complications, such as VTE and infection, that require management, reoperation or hospital readmission
  • * Providing a better understanding of the relationship between co-morbidities and other potential risk factors, and outcomes
  • * Identify high performing sites and investigate reasons for superior outcomes
  • * Identify and investigate variation in patient-reported outcomes to improve understanding of differences
  • * Use data to improve the quality of arthroplasty surgery

Annual Reports 

2016 Annual Report PDF
2016 Supplementary Table

2015 Annual Report PDF

2014 Annual Report PDF 

2013 Annual Report PDF 

Publications and Presentations

2014

Molnar R on behalf of the ACORN Steering Committee. ACORN: How does it help me? Australian Orthopaedic Association, Arthroplasty Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, 22-24 May 2014

2013

Harris IA on behalf of the ACORN Steering Committee. ACORN: what it is and why do we need it? Australian Orthopaedic Association, Annual Scientific Meeting, 6-9 October 2013

 Harris IA on behalf of the ACORN Steering Committee. ACORN: what it is and why do we need it? Australian Orthopaedic Association, NSW Branch Annual Scientific Meeting, 23 August 2013
 

Projects

2014
Leong KM and ACORN Steering Committee. Are patient-completed and telephone interview equivalent modes of administration for the EuroQol survey? A quality study incorporated within the Arthroplasty Clinical Outcomes Registry (ACORN).

2013
Seagrave K and ACORN Steering Committee. Data quality audit of the arthroplasty clinical outcomes registry NSW
(List Investigators) Clinical outcome registries: Inter-rater reliability of raters with different clinical backgrounds 

Forms and Manuals 

Initial Data Collection Form

Site Manual for Participating Hospitals

Data Dictionary

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