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Outcome science in practice: an overview and initial experience at the Vanderbilt Spine Center.
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PMID:  23278268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In terms of policy, research, quality improvement, and practice-based learning, there are essential principles-namely, quality, effectiveness, and value of care-needed to navigate changes in the current and future US health care environment. Patient-centered outcome measurement lies at the core of all 3 principles. Multiple measures of disease-specific disability, generic health-related quality of life, and preference-based health state have been introduced to quantify disease impact and define effectiveness of care. This paper reviews the basic principles of patient outcome measurement and commonly used outcome instruments. The authors provide examples of how utilization of outcome measurement tools in everyday neurosurgical practice can facilitate practice-based learning, quality improvement, and real-world comparative effectiveness research, as well as promote the value of neurosurgical care.
Matthew J McGirt; Theodore Speroff; Saniya Siraj Godil; Joseph S Cheng; Nathan R Selden; Anthony L Asher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgical focus     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1092-0684     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurg Focus     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896471     Medline TA:  Neurosurg Focus     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center;
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