Issue #9 | November 2022
Happy Thanksgiving from THRIVE!

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and restful time away from work.
Enrollment & Randomization Tracking
Patients Enrolled
Patients Randomized
Operational Updates
Protocol & Enrollment

  • Amendment to record interviews about awareness was approved
  • In progress: amendment for an end of study patient satisfaction survey.
  • Clinician Education Resources available on MPOG website
Information Systems

  • First cut of DSMB data delivered, coding tweaks in progress
  • Software systems continuously updated to improve data capture
  • MPOG data matching application successfully matching real patient data
Stakeholder Engagement

Investigator Launch Meeting Slides & Recording
The slides from the investigator launch meeting are available to view here. The recording will be posted soon.
THRIVE Team Spotlight
Congratulations to THRIVE Co-PI Dr. Phil Vlisides on his PCORI Grant!
Dr. Vlisidies, along with Sharon Inouye, MD, MPH, will be comparing two ways of preventing delirium. Delirium is a common and life-threatening complication of hospitalization and major surgery for older adults, often leading to loss of independence and considerable healthcare costs. It also causes distress for patients, families, and clinicians. Read more about the team's research plan.
Emerging & Relevant Literature
Understanding when, why and how shared decision making is used in routine care
In a 1963 speech at San Diego State College, John F. Kennedy famously said, "To govern is to choose, and the ability to make those choices wise and responsible and prudent requires the best of all of us." Indeed, much the same could be said about medical Drs. Politi's and Neuman's editorial here.
PCORI's Updated Vision & Mission Statements
Our funder, PCORI, recently updated their Vision & Mission statements, copied below. To read more about PCORI's Strategic plan, visit:

PCORI's Vision
Patients and the public have information they can use to make decisions that reflect their desired health outcomes.

PCORI's Mission
PCORI helps people make informed healthcare decisions, and improves healthcare delivery and outcomes, by producing and promoting high-integrity, evidence-based information that comes from research guided by patients, caregivers, and the broader healthcare community.
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