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What kind of research does PM&R do?

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I have a background in statistics, and would like to use statistics in my medical career. I was wondering what kind of research PM&R specialists do? I looked through the PM&R academy journal, but even there is was mostly small studies with 6-14 people. Are there any very big (e.g. 10,000-100,000) scale studies that look at tons of cases?
 

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I have a background in statistics, and would like to use statistics in my medical career. I was wondering what kind of research PM&R specialists do? I looked through the PM&R academy journal, but even there is was mostly small studies with 6-14 people. Are there any very big (e.g. 10,000-100,000) scale studies that look at tons of cases?

you can do research that involves databases - i did one during residency using the IRF PAI data base and the model systems SCI database - extracted data on about 5000 medicare patients over 3 yr period and 2700 patients from the MSCIS (model systems) database and compared characteristics.
 

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Cool, thanks for the reply. That's the kind of stuff I'm doing with surgery outcomes right now and I think it's interesting stuff.
 
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