NPA Publications
Articles

July 2017 - July 2015

An analysis from the Quality Outcomes Database, Part 1. Disability, quality of life, and pain outcomes following lumbar spine surgery: predicting likely individual patient outcomes for shared decision-making.
McGirt, M.; Bydon, M.; Archer, K.; Devin, C.; Chotai, S.; Parker, S.; Nian, H.; Harrell, F.; Speroff, T.; Dittus, R.; Philips, S.; Shaffrey, C.; Foley, K.; Asher, A.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 May 12
An analysis from the Quality Outcomes Database, Part 2. Predictive model for return to work after elective surgery for lumbar degenerative disease.
Asher, A.; Devin, C.; Archer, K.; Chotai, S.; Parker, S.; Bydon, M.; Nian, H.; Harrell, F.; Speroff, T.; Dittus, R.; Philips, S.; Shaffrey, C.; Foley, K.; McGirt, M.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 May 12
Modeled cost-effectiveness of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion compared with posterolateral fusion for spondylolisthesis using N(2)QOD data.
Carreon, L.; Glassman, S.; Ghogawala, Z.; Mummaneni, P.; McGirt, M; Asher, A.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Jun;24(6):916-21
Inadequacy of 3-month Oswestry Disability Index outcome for assessing individual longer-term patient experience after lumbar spine surgery.
Asher, A.; Chotai, S.; Devin, C.; Speroff, T.; Harrell, F.; Nian, H.; Dittus, R.; Mummaneni, P.; Knightly, J.; Glassman, S.; Bydon, M.; Archer, K.; Foley, K.; McGirt, M.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Aug;25(2):170-80.
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion in the outpatient ambulatory surgery setting: analysis of 1000 consecutive cases and comparison to hospital inpatient ACDF.
Adamson, T.; Godil, S.; Mehrlich, M.; Mendenhall, S.; Asher, A.; McGirt, M.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Jun;24(6):878-84.
Defining, measuring, and predicting quality in neurosurgery.
Asher, A.; McGirt, M.; Ghogawala; Z.
Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Dec;39(6):E1
Neurosurgery value and quality in the context of the affordable care act: a policy perspective.
Menger, R.; Guthikonda, B.; Storey, C.; Nanda, A.; McGirt, M.; Asher, A.
Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Dec;39(6):E5
The National Neurosurgery Quality & Outcomes Database Qualified Clinical Data Registry: 2015 measure specifications and rationale.
Parker, S.; McGirt, M.; Bekelis, K.; Holland, C.; Davies, J.; Devin, C.; Atkins, T.; Knightly, J.; Groman, R.; Zyung, I.; Asher, A.
Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Dec;39(6):E4.
The present and future of quality measures and public reporting in neurosurgery.
Bekelis, K.; McGirt, M.; Parker, S.; Holland, C.; Davies, J.; Devin, C.; Atkins, T.; Knightly, J.; Groman, R.; Zyung, I.; Asher, A.
Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Dec;39(6):E3.
Using Clinical Registries to Improve the Quality of Neurosurgical Care.
Asher, A.; Selden, N’; Parker, S.; Rolston, J.; McGirt, M.
Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2015 Apr;26(2):253-63
Predictive value of 3-month lumbar discectomy outcomes in the NeuroPoint-SD Registry.
Whitmore, R.; Curran, J.; Ali, Z.; Mummaneni, P.; Shaffrey, C; Heary, R.; Kaiser, M.; Asher, A.; Malhotra, N.; Cheng, J.; Hurlbert, J.; Smith, J.; Magge, S.; Steinmetz, M.; Resnick, D.; Ghogawala, Z.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Oct;23(4):459-66
Lumbar Surgery in the Elderly Provides Significant Health Benefit in the U.S. Health Care System: Patient-Reported Outcomes in 4,370 Patients From the N2QOD Registry.
McGirt, M.; Parker, S.; Hilibrand, A.; Mummaneni, P.; Glassman, S.; Devin, C.; Asher, A.
Neurosurgery. 2015 Oct;77 Suppl 4:S125-35
Registry Science Has Identified Opportunities for Improvement in Spine Care.
Parker, S.; Asher, A.
AANS Neurosurgeon 2015 June 6; 24 (2)
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2013

The Science of Clinical Practice: Using Registries and Other Tools to Improve the Quality of Neurosurgical Care, Presentations - April 2013

AANS Neurosurgical Focus Science of Practice Issue, January 2013