The opus research story
Formally created in 2017, OPUS is a multidisciplinary group of surgeons, general practitioners, health economists, physiotherapists and researchers, spread globally to tackle the issues in osteoarthritis (OA) care.
OPUS looks at all stages of OA health care: from referral through to rehabilitation, to determine the ‘real-world’ patient journey.
Our research provides the evidence and tools to drive practical changes that will:
- Improve cost-effectiveness
- Promote safe joint replacement surgery
- Educate both patients and practitioners
HOW DO CONSUMERS FIT INTO medical RESEARCH?
It is increasingly recognised in Australian medical research that consumers form a vital part of the research process. In order to produce meaningful research outcomes that can influence health policy and practices, researchers need to incorporate the perspective of end-users, community members.