Creating National Practice Standards Through Collaboration

David Darrow, Coridon Quinn, Stephen J. Haines, Matthew A. Hunt

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The volatile state of health care today drives change not only in how we practice as neurosurgeons and physicians but also within the clinical setting and hospital systems. With the push for evidence-based, cost-effective health care, the practice styles of surgeons are slowly changing. However, evidence-based medicine and cost-effectiveness tend not to blend well together as randomized clinical trials are costly but may have high impact on a specialized subpopulation. Computerized database research and registries are a way the medical community can obtain large cohort, real-world outcomes about treatments and devices, which then can be developed into guidelines and protocols to help augment evidence-based care. Both private and academic institutional collaboration with these databases and registries is crucial within the neurosurgical community to continually advance our medical field in a more consistent, safe, and monetarily conscientious manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuality and Safety in Neurosurgery
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780128128985
ISBN (Print)9780128128992
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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© 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


  • Checklists
  • Clinical practice guidelines
  • Collaboration
  • Database research
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Protocols


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