Enhanced Observational Studies (EOS)

The MPOG coordinating center will organize requests for applications to execute “enhanced” observational studies across member centers that integrates existing MPOG automated data collection infrastructure with focused, prospective observational data collection.

Although the MPOG database contains rich electronic health record (EHR) and administrative data for millions of patients, many important perioperative research questions require additional data not collected consistently and routinely across all MPOG centers. 

To execute an EOS, centers participating in the program will dedicate a 2-4 week period to shift existing research personnel to collect additional data elements that cannot be reliably extracted from the EHR or administrative systems.  Using an MPOG research data collection application, research personnel at each center would manually collect prospectively defined structured data elements for all eligible patients.  The MPOG coordinating center software development, data extraction, statistical analysis, research investigator, and collaboration services will be offered free of charge to the selected proposal’s principal investigators. 

Building upon the lessons learned from the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ NAP and European Society of Anaesthesiology’s CTN infrastructure, requests for applications would be eligible to members at participating MPOG centers.

2017 EOS Recipient

Kai Kuck, PhD

Postoperative Pain Profiles, Analgesic Use, and Transition to Chronic Pain and Excessive and Prolonged Opioid Use Patterns

Institution: University of Utah

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