Measuring Patient Outcomes And Improving Patient Care

Neurosurgeons Tony Asher, MD, FACS and Matt McGirt, MD, discuss the importance of
outcomes measurement and how it can improve patient care.

Getting Patients Back To Work & Back To Life

Each year we help thousands of patients with spine injuries and disorders return to work and enjoy a more active life. National companies choose us to provide value-driven healthcare with judicious evidence-based utilization of surgery. Our data tells us which treatments are most effective for patients in all areas of care. We go beyond what an MRI scan can show and we ask patients the most important question of all: Did you benefit from your care? This helps us improve the outcomes of future patients.

We Measure Patient Outcomes Related To:

  • Ability To Return To Work
  • Pain Reduction
  • Improved Quality Of Life

Pioneering Outcomes Measurement

Even the best should always seek to be better. That's why we have been dedicated to outcomes measurement since 2010. Our practice led the creation of the National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database (N2QOD), a national registry that tracks the quality of surgical care for the most common neurosurgical procedures. Drs. Tony Asher and Matt McGirt, neurosurgeons at our practice, serve as director and vice director respectively of North America's largest spine outcomes measurement effort. This data is used to empower better decision-making by our doctors and more informed decision-making by our patients.

The primary goals of the N2QOD are to:

  • Establish risk-adjusted national benchmarks for the cost and quality of common neurosurgical procedures
  • Generate both quality and efficiency of neurosurgical procedures
  • Demonstrate the comparative effectiveness of neurosurgical procedures


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