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Clinical Operations

Clinical Operations 

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Clinical Research Education 

Medical Affairs and Health Economics 

Alexander Joeris 
Alexander Joeris
Medical Affairs & Health Economics

Getting Ready for the Future

Health care is becoming more and more complex and costly. Economic factors have become part of the equation in deciding the treatment course of patients. Traditionally, AOCID’s mission is to create clinical evidence in medical practices so as to promote patient care. Now AOCID has embarked on the road to create health economic (HE) evidence to serve the trauma and musculoskeletal disorder community. Should you have a difficult or an interesting health economic study in mind, AOCID will be happy to help.​

Anahí Hurtado 
Anahí Hurtado

Senior Pro​ject Manager
Medical Affairs
Vasiliki Kalampoki 
Maio Chen
Senior Project Manager
Medical Writing

Kathrin Espinoza
Senior Project Manager Medical Statistics

​The MA&HE unit supports AOCID’s clinical research effort through a team of medical experts, statisticians, data managers, and medical writers. MA&HE also spearheads AOCID’s recent strategic focus on health economics in collaboration with world renowned health economic experts such as Prof Michael Drummond, Prof Allan Hackshaw, Prof Michael Suk, and Prof Mohit Bhandari. AOCID’s expertise in health economic evaluation of treatments is reflected in our recent activities in two areas:​


Clinical studies with embedded health economic analysis 

Both the GFC study (AOTrauma) and the TLA3/A4 study (AOSpine) are in the monitoring phase and the eventual results will include cost-effectiveness analysis and quality of life evaluation.​

Patient outcome and patient performance assessment

Projects in this area include one from the AOTrauma Clinical Priority Program (“State of the art Comprehensive Outcome and Performance measurement in Extremity fractures [SCOPE]”) and several from TK Trauma (Moticon OpenGo Insole family of studies).






​AOCID provides the following services to address your medical affairs and health economics needs. Please contact the head of the unit, Alexander Joeris, for support in these areas. 

  • Clinical studies (including health economic analysis) 
  • Systematic literature search and meta-analysis 
  • Critical review of documents 
  • Training on health economic topics 
  • Medical writing and editing services 
  • Developing clinical evaluation reports (CER) or other regulatory documents 
  • Health technology assessment 
  • Various health economic analyses