Neal H. Shonnard, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Rainier Orthopaedic Institute in Puyallup, Wash., recently argued for importance of a clinician-led national spine outcomes registry, with a particular focus on vertebral compression fractures in AAOS Now.

Published in Spine
The National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database (N2QOD) is the first nationwide effort to collect data on safety, quality and cost-effectiveness in neurosurgery. The database was launched by the NeuroPoint Alliance (NPA), which was established by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) in 2008. NPA is also supported by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Board of Neurological Surgery, Society of Neurological Surgeons and AANS/CNS Joint Section on Spine & Peripheral Nerves.