We’ve more than doubled our enrollment since our last update! As of August 23, 2016, we have 45 patients and 38 family members — nearly 10% of the total patients we’ll enroll. We hope to have 25% of all our patients enrolled by January 2017. Our patients are eager to be a part of this study!
Surgeon recruitment began this spring and all 40 surgeons have enrolled. Patient and family member recruitment began June 1, 2016, and as of July 1, 2016, there are 19 patients and 18 family members enrolled in the study.
We have received notice that the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will fund this project. We hope to begin enrolling participants from all five cities in mid-2016.