As we approach the end of the year, people often reflect on the past months. Instead, in this final issue of 2022, the focus is on an area of O&P that is crucial for moving the profession forward: research and outcomes data.
“The Rewards of Research” discusses how collecting and analyzing patient outcomes data for evidence-based care can create opportunities for research partnerships. Crucial to these efforts is using validated outcomes measurement tools, both objective and patient reported. Making this sort of data collection a routine part of clinical practice not only supports evidence-based care within the practice but can provide knowledge to inform inquiry into O&P best practices in the broader context.