The registry's goal is to detect early problems in patient care that deserve further study. The pilot program has been funded by NASS to jump start the interest in collecting data for improved spine treatments. If the study is successful, a permanent registry with additional funding should follow.
The registry's categories are patient demographics, patient outcome measures and process measures. Healthcare registries in general are supported by the government and insurance companies because of their push for reforms to measure quality and cost controls.
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NASS to Launch Spine Outcomes Registry Pilot Program FeaturedWritten by Heather Linder | Wednesday, 07 November 2012 20:59
The North American Spine Society will launch a pilot registry program next month to collect data on spine treatment clinical outcomes.
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