Evidence-Based Practice of Neurosurgery: Implications for Quality and Safety

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The application of principles of evidence-based medicine to neurosurgical practice is intended to improve patient outcomes. Patient quality and safety improvement efforts are designed to measure actual quality and safety metrics in practice as a way to assess and incentivize actions intended to improve quality and safety. Evidence-based neurosurgery and formal quality and safety projects are complementary, with evidence providing the scientific basis for optimizing care and QI/Safety projects providing real-time feedback on achievement of the goal of improving outcome.In this chapter, the basic principles of evidence-based practice applied to neurosurgery are reviewed and their connection to formal quality and safety efforts is highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuality and Safety in Neurosurgery
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780128128992
ISBN (Print)9780128128985
StatePublished - Feb 28 2018


  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Patient safety
  • Quality improvement


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