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AAOS Creates New Set Of Outcomes Tools

Recognizing the need for standardized, reliable and valid instruments to measure the outcomes of musculoskeletal care, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), in conjunction with a number of orthopaedic specialty societies, created a series of outcomes instruments, or measuring tools. In 1999, the AAOS, along with the Council of Musculoskeletal Societies (COMSS) and the Council of Spine Societies, undertook a normative data study that has provided these standardized scores for

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