Assessing the ‘True Penalty’ of the Waiting Room
A comprehensive, 15-month assessment of the patient experience in the Duke Spine Center demonstrates that longer waiting times have a measurable negative effect on patient satisfaction and on the overall perception of the patient-physician encounter.
Duke Neurosurgery Quality Initiative Leads to Decreased Patient Mortality
Quality improvement programs in neurosurgery can improve documentation and decrease mortality, according to an analysis published by Duke investigators in December 2017 in Neurosurgery.
There is “no safe place outside” when thunderstorms are in your area, according to the National Weather Service.
Oren N. Gottfried, M.D., professor of neurosurgery at Duke Medical School in the Dept. of Neurosurgery and director of the Neurosciences Clinical Specialties Unit at Duke University School of Medicine, told Fox News Digital in an email on Sunday, “When someone is struck by lightning, they require prompt medical assistance.
A 63-Year-Old Man With Recent-Onset, Debilitating Back Pain
In April 2014, a 63-year-old man presented to the Duke neurosurgery clinic with lower back pain that had begun about 6 weeks earlier.
What changes Dr. Oren Gottfried expects to see in spine in 2020
“Oren Gottfried, MD, is president of the North Carolina Spine Society as well as professor of neurosurgery and clinical vice chair of quality in the department of neurosurgery at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C.”
Doctor Ratings Take a Nosedive When Patients Have to Wait
“Waiting to see the doctor is not like waiting in line for a fun ride at Disney World,” says Oren Gottfried, a professor in the neurosurgery department at Duke University School of Medicine and senior author of a study in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.
Who are the Triangle’s best surgeons? New data provides scores and rankings.
The Triangle, long known as a hub for world-class health care, is home to three surgeons who rank in the top 1 percent of doctors in their surgical specialty, according to data released to The News & Observer.
How spine surgery will evolve in the next phase of value-based care: 6 surgeon insights
From risk-sharing payment models to increased scrutiny placed on hospital surgeons and expanded data collection and integration, six surgeons predict how the specialty will change as healthcare shifts from a fee-for-service model toward value-based care.
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-Dr. Oren Gottfried