National Quality Outcomes Data Registries

Starting in FY2013, the Dept of Neurological Surgery will submit data to the National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database (N2QOD), sponsored by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/ NeuroPoint Alliance. This is the first nationwide effort to collect data on safety, quality and cost-effectiveness in the field of neurosurgery. The primary purpose of this registry is to track quality of care for the most common neurosurgical procedures, as well as to provide practice groups and hospitals with an immediate infrastructure for analyzing and reporting the quality of their neurosurgical care, including risk-adjusted benchmarks.