What is the Value of a Star When Choosing a Provider for Total Joint Replacement?


Sponsor Protocol Number: 18-005651

About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine the incremental value of a “star” from the patient perspective when choosing a provider for total joint replacement.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients seen in outpatient orthopedic clinic for an initial visit at Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  • Primary reason for visit is hip or knee pain


Exclusion Criteria:

  • None

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