The Spinal Column Surgical Outcomes Laboratory aims to improve the neurological outcomes and functional capacity of patients undergoing spinal surgery.
The Surgical Outcomes Laboratory collects large-scale retrospective patient databases and prospective patient registries to report high-quality data relating to the outcomes of neurosurgical operations. The laboratory participates in the National Neurosurgical Quality and Outcomes Database (N2QOD). This multi-institutional collaboration has set forth a 3-year prospective study to benchmark quality and surgical outcome measures across several academic institutions.
The Spinal Column Surgical Outcomes Laboratory specializes in:
- Biostatistical analysis of large-scale clinical databases
- Studying the outcomes of traditional and novel spinal procedures
- Quality control and cost-effectiveness research
- Clinical trials relating to spinal surgery outcomes